SKU: C072

Top-Color Malawi Garnet

3.87 carats

$475.00

1 in stock

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This top-color Malawi garnet is a strong reddish purple with wonderful flashes of pink, cut in an original design by Loren Brown.

Carats

3.87

Clarity

Color Specification

Color

Red

Cut

Dimensions (mm)

9.5 x 6.5

Origin

Overall Quality

Treatments

None

1

Garnets occur in every color but blue.

2

The largest garnet ever found was actually discovered underground in New York City, below Broadway and 7th Street. The size of a bowling ball, this garnet weighs about ten pounds and currently resides in the archives of the American Museum of Natural History.

3

The word garnet comes from the Latin word “granatus” for pomegranate.

4

Imperial Russian jeweller, Faberge, famously crafted pieces with demantoid garnet.

5

A stylish red garnet bead necklace found in a grave in Egypt is more than 5,000 years old.

6

Garnet is the birthstone for January and the gem for the 2nd wedding anniversary.