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Purple Garnet

From a brand new discovery in Mozambique in 2015, these are the most purple garnets ever seen. The best specimens have a color reminiscent of purple sapphire or purple spinel or amethyst, and are significantly dfferent from Rhodolite. Tanzania also had a small area that produced purple garnets in sporadic mining over the years, and they generally have a slightly pinkish tone to them.

open purple to pinkish-purple and reddish-purple colors...Yum!
colors available:   amethyst-purple, pinkish-purple, reddish-purple
family/species:   garnet, pyrope-almandite
properties:   RI=1.76 (+/- 0.10) - usually
SG=3.84 (+/- 0.10) - usually
dispersion= 0.026

note: higher than pink tourmaline (rubellite) (0.017)
highly suitable for use in jewelry
treatments:   none
important information:  

100% natural with no known treatments or enhancements

(see policy on Treatment Disclosure)





cuts:   calibrated up to 5mm
standard and fancy checkerboard cuts
and free sizes
rough:   generally available in clean material to cut sizes 5mm and under; bigger pieces occasionally available - please Contact Us for current stock
mining:   found in mozambique and tanzania

Photo Gallery: Selected Purple Garnets

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