COLOR - Imperial (Umba) Pink, the finest is often called bubblegum pink. Photos show various stages of color shift and primary color in bright light is bubblegum pink.
SHAPE - Octagon
CUT - Hyper faceted cut resembles a kaleidoscope and was cut into an octagonal shape tp the highest American standards by an award winning US gem cutter.
ORIGIN - Umba River Valley, East Africa
WEIGHT - 4.41 carat (large benchmark size for true Umbalite)
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. Jewelers and dealers have begun calling any pink garnet Umbalite but true Umbalite only comes from the Umba River Valley and has this notable pink color. The slightest brown tone drops the value tremendously. This is a benchmark size Umbalite. A truly spectacular cut and amazing clarity. This gem has everything it needs to continue climbing in price each year due to the decreased availability of true Umbalite especially over 2 carats.