This pretty Champagne Garnet is from East Africa. It's color is the beautiful shade of a rich rosé wine. At over 8mm, it's the perfect size for a centerstone with accents.
I cut this gemstone in a design called 'Omni Oval,' written by Robert Strickland.
This Garnet is untreated and does have a small inclusion, as seen in the photo and video. The inclusion is not noticeable in hand.
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. 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.
2.54 carat Champagne Garnet Rose
Design: Omni Oval
Cut By: Bryan Wiebe