GEM TYPE - Garnet, Pyralspite Hybrid Garnet AKA Malaia or Color Shift SEE VIDEO IN PHOTO SECTION TO SEE THE TRUE QUALITY OF THIS TOP GEM.
COLOR - Red Red Red! But it turns pinkish orange this is a rare rare garnet mined out in 2016.
CUT - Squared Octagon, Custom Diamond Quality, Modified Precision Cut, Award Winning Cutter, Step Cut, (cut from vaulted Gem Rough ASA-1) Now illegal to import as rough out of Africa.
CLARITY - Flawless
ORIGIN - East Africa, Precision Cut in United States. Diamond Quality Custom Cut. Engagement Ring Quality. Also perfect for top quality mens ring.
WEIGHT - 3.82 carat
SIZE - 8.10 x 8.10 x 6.10mm
LUSTER - Exceptional
HARDNESS (MOHS) 7-7.9
RARITY - This Gem is Exceptionally rare. It may be a decades before the rivers in East Africa shift again due to heavy flood. Sometimes the river digs deep into the ground revealing to the world gorgeous hybrid garnets in colors never before seen by man.
These East African "Malaia Family," Garnets originally discovered in Africa are gathered one by one by villagers; who pick through the river gravel for these amazing gems after rare floods cause the rivers to shift course. The finest gems are deep oranges, pinks, purples and reds or color change that shift from one color to another and sometimes even 3 color shifts or changes happen in these gems comprised of various garnet types normally never mixed in a single stone.
Deep Red cranberry and magenta pinkish-red are two of the most desirable colors for garnet on the planet.These garnets are unique hybrids containing the components of several garnets like Rhodolite, spessartite, Pyrope, and are often referred to as Malaya or Malaia construct a small pit mines. Often the villagers gather them by hand along the rivers now exposed by flooding and sell them in small handfuls to buyers from around the world. Colors like these have never been seen in garnets and the 2016 discovery from which these come lay vaulted until we had a top master cutter Doug M. cut this gem into complex and precision cuts that are ready for the highest end mounting for men or women's jewelry. All have exceptional color, most are color-change or color-shift in altering lighting. This gem usually remains deep, bright cranberry with mild shift to a fabulous magenta red both top colors in garnet.
NOTES - Exquisite Precision Hand Faceted Master Cut, (By one of our top American Gem-cutters (faceted to diamond standards) Color-Shift is fantastic with gorgeous colors displaying in any light source from electric pinks and reds to Autumn salmon/orange range. Once in a lifetime gem.
This material sells for up to 2500.00 per carat currently (if you could find it without brown tones and inclusions.) Offered here at less than 1000.00 per carat with a very expensive cut included in that price.