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28.62 ct. Sri Lankan Hessonite

Color:  Dark Reddish-Brown Clarity:  Translucent
Origin:  Sri Lanka Cut:  Square Cushion
Treatments:  None  Measurements:  16.4 mm

An example of the richer color of Hessonite garnet from Sri Lanka, but one with and interesting and extreme example of the internal 'roiled' effect that these are known for.  The effect is so pronounced here as to make the gem entirely translucent, giving it a lovely glow rather than sharp brilliance when lit.  It is a very dark stone, but quite appealing with some decent lighting - we always think of the Victorian term 'carbuncle' when describing these.    A large stone with a high polish and luster, one of the few gem materials that would be capable of this 'look'.  Quite large for the cost.

$8 / carat - $228 total