Rhodolite Garnet (large stone)

Umba River Valley, Tanzania
Gems, 16.00 mm x 11.59 mm, 8.57 ct
Start Time: 04/11/2024 7:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/18/2024 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $235

Item Description

The world-class Rhodolite Garnets from Tanzania are the best examples of this specific variety of Garnet in the world. These gems are often found in larger-than-average sized examples compared to other Garnet species/varieties, but THIS particular stone is notably larger than even what is considered a big Rhodolite. I would say that stones in the 4-5 carat range are generally agreed to be good sized examples, and this stone is well over 8 carats(!). It's not just a big "clunker" either, as it has excellent deep red color and superb clarity. I can't find any inclusions with the naked eye, which is quite impressive for a stone this size. It would make a fantastic center stone for a pendant or a big ring, and it's close to being calibrated. The stone has a standard "Oval Brilliant" cut and looks great face up, and it has plenty of life, and it's not "black", like so many Garnets can be when they reach this large size. Priced at $1,285.50 retail.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$235 04/18/2024 8:28:37 am (CDT)
$225 04/18/2024 8:28:37 am (CDT)
$160 04/17/2024 6:50:02 pm (CDT)
$150 * 04/17/2024 6:49:48 pm (CDT)
$150 * 04/17/2024 6:49:47 pm (CDT)
$102 04/11/2024 11:10:34 pm (CDT)
$92 04/11/2024 11:10:34 pm (CDT)
$10 04/11/2024 9:48:06 pm (CDT)
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