Location : Tanzania
Stone Type : Umbalite Garnet

19318 Umbalite Garnet

Md Dk Purplish Red

5.52 cts oval brilliant cut

13.3×8.6×6.2 mm


eye clean, from Tanzania. Umbalite garnets are mined in the Umba River Valley of Tanzania and thus their name. They are a hybrid of almandite, pyrope, and spessartite garnets (pyralspite garnet). The color is quite distinctive from rhodolite garnets and the refractive index is higher due to the spessartite content of the gem.