This gorgeous garnet is a beautiful rich fuchsia pink color. The garnet comes from a recent find outside Mahenge, Tanzania. 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 make them very bright and scintillating compared to most other garnets.
This gem is very clean, with just two small rutile crystal inclusions; the high clarity makes it a bright gemstone in the hand. I faceted it in my “Orthodoxos” custom square cushion design, cut to high precision. The gem weighs 3.85 carats, and measures 8.8 x 6.1 mm.