Mahenge Garnet, 1.90 ct. Oval, American Master Cut, Rarest Padparadscha Color
Gem Type -Imperial Mahenge Garnet Top Color
Shape - Modified Oval Cut In the USA by master gem cutter.
Weight - 1.90 carat
Color - Imperial (padparadscha hue)
Clarity - Flawless
Luster - Excellent. Explodes in sunlight with a diamond like brilliance. One of the rarest garnet.
Origin - Tanzania, Africa
Rarity - Extremely rare. Was the hit at Tucson show and sold out but then the pocket disappeared and it is very hard to find any old rough of this color/quality
Treatment - None
Hardness - 6.5-7 mohs
Notes - Mahenge Garnet, 1.90ct Oval, American Master Cut, Rarest Imperial Color. Popular engagement gem when it can even be located, mine exhausted. Wholesales at around 1000.00 to 1200.00 per carat often for this top color material. Big Winner at the Tucson Gem Show, it sold out. This padparadscha type Imperial color was by far the most desirable mahenge garnet. It is hard enough for daily wear and the dispersion and brilliance are phenomenal only exceeded by 10,000.00 a carat Demantoid garnet.