This gorgeous garnet is a beautiful rich hot pink color; it comes from the recent find outside Mahenge, Tanzania. The color of this garnet shifts slightly with the lighting, looking more pure pink under indoor lighting, and shifting to a magenta-pink outdoors. 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, with just one tiny feather tucked off at the far edge; the high clarity makes it a scintillating gemstone in the hand. I faceted it in my custom “Helena” brilliant oval design, cut to high precision. The gem weighs 1.96 carats, and measures 7.5 x 6.5 x 5.1 mm.