This gorgeous garnet is a beautiful deep orangey-pink color, a rare color in garnets. Under incandescent light the color shifts to a darker 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 and the high clarity makes it a scintillating gemstone in the hand. The tiny feather just barely visible in the macro image is not visible in person without a 10x loupe. It is faceted in my custom “Helena” brilliant oval design, cut to high precision. The gem weighs 1.59 carats, and measures 7.5 x 6.4 x 4.6 mm.