1.92 ct. Cat’s Eye Garnet
Color: Dark Very Slightly Brownish-Red
Origin: Okampitiya, Sri Lanka
Cut: Oval Cabochon
Measurements: 6.8 x 8.1 mm
True cats eye Garnets are actually exceptionally rare. Asterism is many, many times more common in the species and indeed, many cats-eye stones (when they are possible) are cut from the rays of star stones. Even this takes very careful orientation and is often simply not possible. That said, this stone is the real deal as it were; there is no evidence that this stone was cut from a star and is, indeed, a true and superb catss-eye Garnet.
The gem has an excellent bodycolor that is not overly dark at all. Additionally, it is large enough to have a fine presence and has a very visible and mobile eye. A fantastic gem and very rare as such.