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 particular piece is alluvial in shape with a richly saturated, pinkish-red hue and should cut a loupe clean stone. These pictures are not to scale so please read each description for the actual size.