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1.81 ct. Tanzanian Color Shift Garnet

Color:  Medium Dark Purplish-Brown/Reddish-Purple Clarity:  Eye Clean
Origin:  Tanzania Cut:  Rectangular Radiant
Treatments:  None Measurements:  8.2 x 5.9mm

A lovely gem Garnet with a most interesting color behavior.  In daylight the gem is a slightly purplish-brown shade that comes across as a 'cocoa' color.  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 noticeable.  The gem is eye clean (there are some exceedingly fine needles visibly under 10x) and the cutting and polish are excellent.  Fascinating stone. 

$110 / carat - $199 total