Malaya Garnet
Malaya Garnet
Malaya Garnet
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Malaya Garnet

Malaya Garnet from Tanzania.

Malaya Garnets are primarily a mix of pyrope and spessartine but can have traces of andradite and grossular with a wide variation of composition. 

Fun fact: The word "Malaya" is derived from Swahili (the language spoken in Tanzania ) and means 'outcast'. For the longest time the market/dealers didn't value them because the color didn't fit into well-established norms, miners tossed them aside thinking they had no worth...my-oh-my how time changes things. They are now a highly sought after member of the garnet family 

Malaya Garnets are found in a range of colors 

2.15 carats / 7.7 x 7.7 x 5 mm 

Estimated value of $265

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