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Umbalite Garnet

the exceptional pink garnet from the umba valley
 
colors available   light pink
medium pink
purplish-pink
reddish-pink
reddish-purple
family/species:  

garnet, primarily pyrope

sometimes pyrope-spessartite with grossularite and/or pyrope-spessartite with almandine (pyralspite)
and/or pyrope-almandine with grossularite

properties:   RI=1.74-1.788 SR - usually
SG=3.75-4.05 - usually
dispersion=0.024-0.028
hardness=7-7.5

highly suitable for use in jewelry
treatments:   none
important information  

100% natural garnet which has no known treatments or enhancements

(see policy on Treatment Disclosure)
rare - especially in sizes above 3cts - only a few stones found every month
colors similar to fine rhodolite; however umbalite usually has a lighter pinkish tone
smaller stones are usually a lighter pink color; larger stones saturate towards reddish-purple

birthstone:  

january

anniversary:  

2nd

cuts:   calibrated up to 5mm
all standard cuts and free sizes
rough:   generally available in clean material to cut sizes 4mm and under; bigger pieces occasionally available - please Contact Us for current stock
mining:   found in tanzania (umba valley)

Photo Gallery: Selected Umbalite Garnets

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