This gorgeous garnet is a beautiful rich peach-pink color, a rare color in garnets and similar to the color of a “Padparadscha” sapphire. Under incandescent light the color shifts to a hot pink. The garnet comes from a recent find outside Mahenge, Tanzania, which has become highly sought after due to the bright open colors. These garnets are in very limited and diminishing supply and the prices for the rough have increased dramatically in recent months. They have outstanding brilliance and dispersion that gives them a beautiful fire in the hand.
This gem is very clean, making it bright and scintillating in the hand. It is faceted in my custom “Helena” brilliant oval design, cut to high precision. The gem weighs 1.45 carats, and measures 7.3 x 6.1 x 4.5 mm.