1.92 ct. Cat’s Eye Garnet
Color: Dark Slightly Brownish-Red
Origin: Sri Lanka
Cut: Oval Cabochon
Measurements: 6.8 x 8.1 mm
True cat's eye Garnets are actually exceptionally rare. Asterism is many, many times more common in the species and indeed, many cat's-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 cat's 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.