This stunning ring features an elongated, cushion-cut (rare) Mali garnet gemstone, prong set in solid 18K rose gold with a split rows of full-cut, colorless diamonds along the band. We chose rose gold because it's the color complement to this green garnet.
This Mali Garnet is the very best grade - a rare green that has spectacular rainbow sparkle, and loupe clean. A truly unique design that you will find only from California Girl Jewelry.
What Exactly is a Mali Garnet?
In the large and varied garnet family of gemstones, there are six common varieties that are recognized based on their chemical composition: pyrope, almandine, spessartite, grossularite, uvarovite and andradite. There are also some mixed hybrid members, such as rhodolite garnet, which is a mixture of pyrope and almandite.
New hybrid garnets continue to be discovered. In the 1990s, West African countries were looking for gold (Mali is the 3rd largest African gold producer). During their search, they surprised the world with the discovery of this rare garnet. This garnet is a mixture of grossular and andradite garnet. The discovery drew a lot of interest because the grossular and andradite varieties are among the rarest and most valuable of all the garnets. Members of the grossular group include tsavorite and hessonite. The most famous member of the andradite group is the rare demantoid garnet. Though Mali Garnets are predominantly grossularite (95%), the presence of 5% andradite lends Mali Garnets an impressive dispersion (rainbow colored fire) that is reminiscent of the diamond-like and very rare demantoid Garnet.
The Garnet inspires romantic love, passion, sensuality, intimacy, positive thoughts, inspiration, energy, past life recall, career success, social popularity and self-confidence. Helps us become more productive. Assists in taking action, stimulates Kundalini, and is a "Stone of commitment." It energizes and revitalizes, balancing energy and bringing serenity. Activates other crystals, clears negative chakra energy. Treats spinal and cell disorders, blood, heart and lungs.