- Color: orangey yellow, reddish orange, brownish pink.
- Hardness: 7 - 7.5
- Refractive index: 1.73 - 1.81
- Density: 3.65 - 4.20
- Chemical composition: [Mg3+Mn3]Al2(SiO4)
- Crystal structure: isometric
- Origins: Madagascar, Tanzania.
Malaia garnet is a blend of the pyrope and spessartite varieties of garnet. Orangey-yellow stones are more expensive than red or pink.