Umbalite Garnet 2016 02
Umbalite Garnet from Tanzania
This 7.9-carat umbalite garnet has a striking color, unlike many we have seen come from the Umba valley in Tanzania. The melange of pyrope, almandine, and minor spessartite produces a striking mix of maroon, purple, and magenta in this unique gem. Reminiscent of a fine dark purple sapphire, this umbalite shifts through these hues depending on the lighting. Very clean and well cut, this piece really sings in the daylight.