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|
|properties:||RI=1.76 (+/- 0.10) - usually
SG=3.84 (+/- 0.10) - usually
note: higher than pink tourmaline (rubellite) (0.017)
highly suitable for use in jewelry
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|