3.39 ct. Leuco Garnet - The Gem Trader Rare Gems

3.39 ct. Colorless ‘Leuco’ Garnet

  • Color: Faint Yellow

  • Clarity: Eye Clean to Slightly Included

  • Origin: Sri Lanka

  • Cut: Oval Portuguese

  • Treatments: None

  • Measurements: 10.4 x 8.2 mm

Garnet has a very broad range of color, producing gems in nearly every color.  One of the rarest of these colors is colorless - a garnet with no bodycolor at all.  Sri Lanka has been known as source for these colorless garnets (of the Grossular species) for several decades; these gems are sometimes labelled as 'leuco' garnets, though that term has largely fallen from use.  There have never been more than a trickle of these Sri Lankan stones, so we were delighted to run across an example of any size.  And this one is simply massive for this variety; we can’t recall every having had a larger stone of this quality. As with almost all of these, there is a nearly imperceptible faint yellow tinge to the color, given the size this is impressively minimal.  For the connoisseur of Garnets.

$275 / carat - $932 total