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Umbalite Garnet 2015-02

Umbalite Garnet from Tanzania

Umbalite garnet from Umba, Tanzania, 7.90 ct, 13.0 x 9.4 x 6.8 mm. Inventory #22939. (Photo: Mia Dixon)

Umbalite garnet from Umba, Tanzania, 7.90 ct, 13.0 x 9.4 x 6.8 mm. Inventory #22939. (Photo: Mia Dixon)

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.