A Very Rare Pink 16.55 ct Malaia Garnet

Malaia (or Malaya) Garnet is a rare hybrid of pyrope and spessartite garnets. It is typically found in a cinnamon color. Pink Malaia garnets with a pink-red color shift are very rare, and have mainly been found in Bekily in Madagascar.

The rare pink Malaia garnets usually occur only in small sizes (1 to 2 cts), so this exceptional 16.55 ct specimen is particularly rare. It has been certified by Gemological Institute of America (GIA) with a special Notable Letter documenting its extreme rarity.

 

GIA Notable Letter 16.55 ct Malaia Garnet

 

GIA Report 16.55 ct Malaia Garnet