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Imperial Garnet

the finest malaya garnet available...
 
colors available   salmon-pink
peach-orange
pink-orange
color shift from grey-brown to pink
family/species:   garnet, pyrope-spessartite with grossularite and/or pyrope-spessartite with almandine (pyralspite)
properties:   RI=1.74-1.788 SR (usually 1.756)
SG=3.75-4.05 (usually 3.85)
dispersion=0.024-0.028
hardness=7-7.5

highly suitable for use in jewelry
treatments:   none
important information   100% natural garnet which has no known treatments or enhancements (see policy on Treatment Disclosure)
imperial garnet is from one mining area in southern tanzania, discovered in late 2005
rare - especially in sizes above 1ct - only a few stones found every month
most stones have small inclusions that do not detract from the overall beauty of this material
some imperial garnet exhibits a color-shift effect from flourescent to incandescent light
birthstone:  

january

anniversary:  

2nd

cuts:   calibrated up to 5mm
all standard cuts and free sizes
rough:   generally available in facetable material to cut sizes 3mm and under; bigger pieces occasionally available - please Contact Us for current stock
mining:   found in tanzania (lindi district)

Photo Gallery: Selected Imperial Garnets

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