Mahaleo (R) Ruby 5.50ct Oval With 2.50ctw Oval Vermelho Garnet (Tm) Sterling Silver Ring. Measures Approximately 3/4"l X 1/8"w. Not Sizeable. Rhodium Plated.
A special offering to you from Jewelry Television, Mahaleo stones are rich, vibrant and most affordable. Mahaleo stones hail from the exotic continent of Africa, including the island nation of Madagascar. Madagascar, long recognized as one of the most biologically diverse areas on the planet, is one of the primary sources for our Mahaleo offerings. The Madagascar stones are large in size, but often contain numerous inclusions and fissures, so a method to enhance their beauty was developed and perfected. The ingenious process involves filling the natural inclusions with molten lead glass. As the glass replaces air within the gems, the inclusions become less visible and their clarity is dramatically improved. Because their allure and essence match that of premier colors from other locales, they are aptly named Mahaleo, meaning 'to equal, to match, to paralle' in Malagasy, one of Madagascar's official languages. Mozambique is an exotic land far away on the eastern coast of Africa. Its vibrant and colorful landscape features glorious beaches, lush forests, amazing wildlife, unique vegetation, mysterious swamps and a myriad of incredible gemstones and minerals. Among its treasures is the beautiful Vermelho Garnet, which features a rich combination of both the Pyrope Garnet species as well as the Almandine Garnet species. The Pyrope portion gives the stone its regal red color, while the Almandine portion brings in warm spicy shades of cinnamon. This spicy gemstone originates from a region known as Zambezia and is called Vermelho Garnet, meaning "red" in Portuguese, one of the official languages of this exotic country.