Merelani in Tanzania is known for mining beautiful mint colored Garnets and this one is no exception! It's a stunning and vivid shade.
I cut this gemstone in a design I've written that I call "Stormlight."
This Garnet is eye clean.
Garnet is the name given to a group of mineral that can come in a wide variety of colors including yellow, green, white and shades of orange to red. Popular varieties are Rhodolite, Grossular, Imperial, and Spessartine. The Garnet has a high refractive index, the same, or higher, than Sapphire, which means greater brilliance. . They are quite durable stones ranging on the Mohs Hardness Scale from 6.5 to 7.5, depending on the type of Garnet. They have also been given the privilege of being January's birthstone, though, these are more often portrayed as the blood red Pyrope.
0.48 carat Merelani Mint Garnet
Cut By: Bryan Wiebe