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    Garnet

    Gemstone: Pyrope - Spessartine Garnet - 21.33 Cts.
    Tanzania

    From the locality known for producing Pyralspite Garnet, which is, essentially, a combination of Pyrope, Almandine, and Spessartine, examples of "Mahenge" Garnet that can result in a brilliance unlike all other varieties can occur. This gemstone weighs an astonishing 21.33 carats and features a vibrant coloration with an amazing reddish-purple hue with hints of orange. The gem has natural crystal and Rutile needle inclusions along with a minor feather breaking on the crown, which is not visible without magnification. A modern cushion cut adds to the allure of this singular gemstone that offers elegance, color, and size. This "best of the best" gemstone could be considered one of the largest, "flawless" "Mahenge" Garnets in the world, and the exceptional gem exhibits color second to none. In every way, this represents as fine a Garnet as to ever have come from this world-renowned mine site then end up masterfully crafted into a gemstone.
    Measurements: 17.90 x 16.03 x 9.98 mm, 21.33 cts.

    Provenance: The Jena Blue Collection


    Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000.

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    Proxy Bidding Ends
    October
    5th Monday 3:50 pm CT
    Auction Dates
    October
    5th Monday
    Proxy Bidding Time Remaining
    6 Days 13h 29m
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
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    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 72001-72205) - 4:00 PM Central Time, Monday, October 5, 2020.
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