Here is a monster of a garnet! This beauty is a loose natural Madagascan malaya (malaia) garnet and is a truly outstanding gemstone. The colour and appearance are much better then the pictures suggest so if you like the pictures you will love the gem. This garnet has been precision cut and polished and finished beautifully. There is some very minor silk inclusions which are typical of garnets but they do not detract from the overall appearance of the gem at all. This is a very fine and large stone and if you are looking for a knock out dress or cocktail ring, this is the one for you. It is a fantastic gemstone and highly recommended.