16.76 ct. Indian Garnet
It is difficult to imagine a gem material in
which the combination of affordability, size, durability and lack of treatment
is more tempting than in a large, deep red Garnet. This is just such a
piece - a very dark Indian Almandine/Pyrope in a huge size at a very nearly
negligible per carat cost. The stone is totally clean and nicely cut and
polished with a respectable red flash.
$14 / carat - $234 total