Rarest 3.50 Ct Tremendous Color Natural Umbalite Garnet SKU 122

Item Information

Dimensions (mm) 11 x 8 x 4mm
Weight (carats) 3.5 carats
No Treatment

when we heard of a new garnet variety, Umbalite Garnet, that had recently appeared in the market, we were excited to add a new type of garnet to our collection. But in this case, we were to be disappointed. While the so-called Umbalite Garnets are very nice gems indeed, they are not a distinct garnet variety at all. There’s a lesson in this for everyone who buys gemstones.

What is being sold in the market as Umbalite Garnet is actually a rhodolite garnet from Tanzania. Rhodolite is a mixture of almandite and pyrope garnets. The Tanzanian material is high quality, with a vivid pinkish-red or purplish-red color. The first deposit of this material was found in the Umba River area of Tanzania, with a second find in the Morogoro area.

It is also worth noting that there is a different garnet sometimes sold under the confusingly similar name Umba Garnet, which is red-orange in color from a mixture of almandite and spessartite. This gem is closer in chemical composition to Malaia Garnet.

Item specifics


Item Shape: OVAL SHAPE


Clarity: VS

Treatment: NATURAL

$180.00 USD

$360.00 SAVE $180
Add to Cart Make an Offer
Shipping $15.00
21 Days via Standard Shipping - Tracked
Add to Watch List Ask a Question * All prices in USD

Audit Information

The Gemstone Sheriff program allows our members to request an audit on any auction, which is completed by an independent Gemologist who assesses the accuracy of the item description and pictures.

Pricing & Details

Auction ID 837463
Watchers 6 watching
Viewed 2,746 times
Starts 24th Nov 2018 1:04am PST

Shipping & Insurance

Provider Shipping Transit
DHL $30.00 10 days
Standard Shipping - Tracked $15.00 21 days
Shipping Insurance all providers $0.00 (optional)

Mineralscollection Details

You May Also Like