Malaya Garnet, 1.24 ct. Round Brilliant, Reddish Pink, East Africa
5.78 x 4.81 mm 1.24 carats, Round Brilliant cut to diamond standards.
Notes - Very rare Malaya garnet in a precision cut round brilliant, diamond quality faceting. This is rare material and the pocket mine in Tanzania is primarily exhausted. The African government has made it illegal to export the rough stone for faceting in other countries and what remains is primarily material with unwanted brown hues and material cut in Africa which does not meet the standards for fine American/European jewelry.