Exceptional Gem Rhodolite Garnet
This color of garnet derives its name from rhododendron colored garnets first discovered in North Carolina in the late 1800s. Though the present gem is from more recent discoveries in Tanzania, rhodolite garnets also occur in India and Sri Lanka. The rich reddish purple hue of this cushion-shaped gem places it into the most desirable category of garnets. Both its transparency and luster are excellent--but the size, too, is exceptional at nearly 70 carats. This is as fine a cabochon garnet that can be found.
Weighing approximately 67.99 carats and measuring 28.0 x 19.0 x 13.0mm