1.66ct Canadian Hessonite Garnet

$300.00 (USD)

1.66ct Grossular (Hessonite) Garnet, Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec
Cut in USA in Arya Akhavan’s “Zankoku” design

8.81 x 6.88 x 4.88 mm

Eye clean, which is quite unusual for Jeffrey Garnets.  Hessonite is almost always full of “treacle” or small inclusions.  This is not the case here, and the result is a fantastically bright gem in a scrumptious peach sherbert color.  The Jeffrey is now closed and flooding, the prospects for future production of this material are not good 🙁