15.11 ct. Rhodolite Garnet - The Gem Trader Rare Gems

15.11 ct. Rhodolite Garnet

  • Color: Dark Reddish-Purple

  • Clarity: Eye Clean

  • Origin: Sri Lanka

  • Cut: Oval Portuguese

  • Treatments: None

  • Measurements: 14.5 x 11.8 mm

It would be difficult to imagine a more classic gem material than a fine Sri Lankan Rhodolite garnet.  Gems of this type have been coming from the gravels of Sri Lanka for centuries.  This is a completely clean gem of fine reddish-purple color - what is more, the cutting is excellent; a full portuguese-type cushion shape.  Nudging toward the darker end of the spectrum (largely due to the impressive size) the stone has great color and still retains its brilliance. One of the very few completely natural, sizable and untreated gem materials that can still be had at a relatively affordable price. A nice, clean larger stone.

$20 / carat - $302 total