Are looking for something individual and very special? This is a Kenyan color-change garnet. Shifting from grey-mauve to cherry pink, the mutability of this stone is magic.
Predominantly spessartine but with some almandine in its mixture, this stone has a higher RI than many other garnets species which leads to very little windowing in this cut gem. Precision faceted in a custom design tailored to the shape of rough, everything unique that nature intended is on display in this gem.
While loupe clean stones make gorgeous gems, a different kind of magic is created when a stone displays evidence of its formation. Such is the case with this stone containing a few negative crystals (sugar) and some very fine micro-rutile needles. Neither of these are visible to the naked eye, but they are visible with the aid of a loop or a microscope. These features are very common in these garnets from Voi, Kenya, and speak to their origins and lack of treatment.
Total Weight Carats: 3.03
Dimensions: 8 mm (9 mm at the corners) x 5.8 mm
Reg #: SG 07-10-01-397-328
Cut design: Modified “Star of David” by Jim Perkins
Cut By: Kristina Leach