Gems and Jewelry, 6.4 x 4.5 mm; 0.44 carats
Outokumpu, Finland

Uvarovite is one of the most elusive species of Garnet out there. There are only a few localities around the world that produce fine quality crystals, are rarely are they gemmy or large enough to facet gems of any significance. I want to point out that this is indeed genuine Uvarovite, as there have been many non-Uvarovites on the market when they are actually another species, i.e., Grossular, Pyrope, etc. This Freeform" cut gem shows a very very dark emerald green color and a few visible inclusions, but this is a very good sized stone of this remarkably rare material. It is amazing to consider the size of the crystal from which this stone was cut.