Pyralspite-Umbalite Garnet, 4.41 ct., Bubblegum Pink to Magenta color change, Master Cut, Flawless,
GEM TYPE - Pyralspite- Color Change Garnet
COLOR - Unusual color VERY RARE
shift (Umba) Pink to magenta Photos show various stages of color shift and primary color.
SHAPE - Octagon Custom Cut for Old Virginia Gem
CUT - Hyper faceted cut resembles a kaleidoscope and was cut into an octagonal shape to the highest American standards by an award winning US gem cutter. Looks like a kaleidoscope of pink to magenta red color. Very difficult super faceted cut by Doug Mullins. This color was discovered 2015-2016 and quantities were small. Rough was purchased from villagers after the rivers flooded in East Africa. Our buyer went village to village buying direct from the local inhabitants who picked them up along the river bank when the water receded.
ORIGIN - Umba River Valley, East Africa
WEIGHT - 4.41 carat
SIZE - 9.2mm x 9.2mm x 6.5mm
TREATMENT - None
CLARITY - Flawless
HARDNESS - 7.5-8.5 mohs
LUSTER - exceptional
NOTES - One of the rarest in the “Malaya,’ family of hybrid garnets Hubrid garnet in never before seen colors in this stone emerged in the flood.