This beautiful ring has one of the rarest and most sought-after gemstones: The malaya garnet. This garnet's color is a pinkish-red with orange influences. This is such a superb and rare gemstone that we put it in a setting that complements this garnet. The solid 18K setting has colorless diamonds on three sides of the band and more diamonds on the setting basket.
Natural Malaya Garnet
Weight: 3.43 carats
Size (Diameter x Depth): 8.05 x 6.83 mm
Cut/Shape: Portuguese Round (3x the faceting of round brilliant)
Color: Pinkish Red with Orange Undertones
Origin: Umba Valley, Tanzania
Metal: 18K Rose Gold
Cut/Shape: Round, brilliant
Weight: 1 carat (approximately)
Size: 6.5 (easily sizable - we offer complimentary sizing on all of our rings)
Malaya (malaia) garnets are one of the rarer and more interesting 'hybrid' varieties of garnet. It is primarily a mix of pyrope and spessartine, which was first discovered in the 1960s and discovered in the Umba River Valley bordering Tanzania and Kenya, which remains the primary source for this magnificent Malaya garnet.
The photographs were taken in direct sunlight for better depiction of color and sparkle.