This high quality garnet comes from the Umba river in Tanzania, Africa. Sometimes mistaken with the Umba garnet, these Umbalite garnets differ in their pink-red and purple-red color. They lack the orange hues of the Umba. Being a garnet, the Umbalite is a 6.5 to a 7.5 on the Mohs scale. This 16.50 ct. Umbalite is richly saturated and beautifully cut. It is very rare to find this size material that is as clean as this.