Exceptional "Malaia" Garnet

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Lot 4097
Exceptional "Malaia" Garnet

Sold for US$ 31,325 inc. premium
Exceptional "Malaia" Garnet
Madagascar
This fine lustrous stone is distinguished by a pink hue. Faceted as an oval cut, the luster and clarity are exceptional. Weighing approximately 16.55 carats and measuring 16.07 x 12.77 x 9.98 mm

Footnotes

  • Accompanied by a Gemological Institute of America report numbered 5293530859, dated June 27, 2018 stating that the 16.55 carats pink stone is a natural Pyrope-Spessartine Garnet.

    Accompanied by a GIA letter dated June 27, 2018 stating: This letter addresses the characteristics of the 16.55 ct pyrope-spessartine garnet described on the GIA report number 5293530859.

    This pyrope-spessartine garnet exhibits a pink coloration caused by traces of iron (Fe) and manganese (Me). Microscopy revealed internal features such as needles and minute particles which are typical of the gem material and prove the stone formed naturally.

    Gem-quality pyrope-spessartine garnet may be recovered from a few localities including: Tanzania, Kenya and Madagascar. This type of garnet is typically a more brownish "cinnamon" color. Pink is very unusual for pyrope-spessartine. Stones of this color, weighing 10 carats or more, may be considered scarce and are highly sought after by gemstone collectors. Additionally, the well-proportioned cut of this gemstone optimizes its overall beauty and assisted in obtaining the greatest yield from the rough which plays an important part in its uniqueness.

    The size of this pyrope-spessartine garnet makes this particular example a notable gemstone.

    Sincerely,

    GIA Laboratory
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