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4.92 ct. 4-Ray Star Garnet

Color:  Dark Red Clarity:  Transparent
Origin:  Kenya Cut:  Round Cabochon
Treatments:  None Measurements:  9.8 mm

Asterism in Garnet is typically somewhat troublesome to say the least.  Firstly, the rays are often incomplete or less than straight.  Secondly, the stones with the best stars tend not to be very 'gemmy' - that is, transparent and relatively clean.  This very attractive stone from a find in Kenya breaks these conventions on both counts - the excellent 4-ray star is straight, strong and well centered.  Moreover, the stone itself is transparent and largely clean save for the small needles responsible for the star.  Lovely color as well - a classic deep red.  


$20 / carat - $98 total