This 1.13-ct oval "Kashmirine" displays the incredible richness and saturation of the material, which in melee sizes has the brilliance of sapphire or chrysoberyl. The raw material tends to be heavily fractured, and clean gems over 1 carat are rarely encountered in the trade. Photo © Joel E. Arem, PhD, FGA. Used with permission.
Credit: Joel E. Arem, PhD, FGA
|Gemstone||Garnet, Spessartite Garnet|
|Natural or man made||Natural|