1.88 ct. Tanzanian Color Shift Garnet

Color:  Medium Dark Purplish-Brown/Reddish-Purple Clarity:  Eye Clean
Origin:  Tanzania Cut:  Oval Brilliant
Treatments:  None Measurements:  8.2 x 5.8 mm

A lovely gem Garnet with a most interesting color behavior.  In daylight the gem is a slightly purplish-brown shade that can sometimes even have a very slightly green/gold modifier.  Incandescent lighting shifts the gem strongly toward the reddish-purple and the look is more like a fine lighter tone Rhodolite.  Most lighting will produce a mix along this range - we did our best with the photos; the change is certainly distinct. The gem is eye clean and has a superb cut and polish.

$140 / carat - $263 total