Identity: Natural Garnet var. Grossular – Hessonite
Carat Weight: 2.70 Carats
Colour: This Ceylon Hessonite Garnet is orange in all forms of light.
Clarity: This Orange Ceylon Hessonite Garnet is Eye Clean.
Cut: This Orange Ceylon Hessonite Garnet has a Square-Cushion shape with a modified flower cut pavilion.
What are the 4Cs: Gemological Institute of America – The 4Cs
Garnets in the gem-world are the most under rated gemstone. The general population’s perception is skewed due to the use of garnets to imitate other gemstones. In addition these imitations are not as valuable. However, Garnets also have a certain to the beauty to them, allowing them to inhabit famous pieces of jewellery. An example is: The Winter Egg.
The Garnet is among the list of the world’s hardest stones, with a hardness ranging between 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs’ scale of hardness. Thus making it most suitable for use in jewellery. To ensure it’s durability, people in the gem world, whether it may be merchants, lapidarists and jewellers, take special care to see that its original quality is maintained for a long time.
There are a variety of famous Garnet deposits around the world and Mozambique is a major producer. Mozambique Garnet primarily originate from the mines of Cuamba in Mozambique’s Niassa Province and displays an incomparable and timeless beauty, and is also yet so affordable. In addition, excellently cut Mozambique garnets reflect their inner beauty, with an eye-clean finish. In addition, they are also of the highest quality and clarity grade for coloured gemstones, varying from a wonderfully transparent to a clear appearance, as determined by the world’s leading gemological laboratories. Despite its high quality it is challenging to obtain consistently, due to its rarity as the country’s only mined semi-precious gemstone.