A new color-change garnet deposit was discovered late 2011 in the province of Lindi (southern Tanzania). A few nice pieces were discovered including a very rare and impressive 11.73 cts gem. The deposit produced gems for only a short period of time (a few weeks). Swala Gem Traders bought rough during the entire production but only a few gems were large enough to cut center pieces. The 11.73 cts piece is not only very large but the color change is impressive, the stone is eye clean, well cut and polished. A fine collector’s item.
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