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4.83 Carat Umba Garnet (Inventory # M9048)
$483.00 ON SALE


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GEM GRADE REPORT

Weight: 4.83 carats
Shape: Rect. cushion
*Color:
Hue: 4.0
Saturation: 4.5
Tone: 4.4
*TOTAL COLOR RATING: 3.8
SCALE OF 1-5
*Cut:
Brilliance: 4.2
Proportions: 4.1
*Clarity: 5.0
*Crystal: 3.7
*TOTAL QUALITY RATING: 8.7
SCALE OF 1-10

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DESCRIPTION

A rich vivid slightly orangy medium dark red like fine old cognac. About 10% orange, 5% in incandescent---slightly more than M9047---10% darker in tone than the image. Bright, well cut brilliant, eye-flawless.

Dimensions: 12 x 8.5mm

Comments: Another rare find, a mixture of pyrope and spessartite and a very reasonably priced red garnet over a carat. These mixed garnets are difficult to grade. What color should they be? I won't know until I have seen a lot more. Meanwhile if its pretty, clean and well cut, that's a good thing.

The grading categories used here are based on the approach recommended in my book: Secrets Of The Gem Trade, The Connoisseur's Guide To Precious Gemstones.

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