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#202025, Fanta Orange Spessartite Garnet, Oval, 6.87 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Spessartite Garnet
Colour : Fanta Orange
Item : #202025
Design : Oval
Origin : Sri Lanka
Treatments : None
Weight : 6.87 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 12.3X9.5X7.4mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

This is truly a magnificent gemstone! It is a superb natural spessartite garnet with that amazing "fanta" orange colour. The pics don't come close to just how nice this garnet is. The colour in the hand is just what you want from an orange spessartite garnet, vivid and intense with a real orange hue. The colour, coupled with the clarity and size make this a true collectors stone and one that I would consider a fine investment quality gem. This is one that I very highly recommend.

#202025, Fanta Orange Spessartite Garnet, Oval, 6.87 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202025, Fanta Orange Spessartite Garnet, Oval, 6.87 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202025, Fanta Orange Spessartite Garnet, Oval, 6.87 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202025, Fanta Orange Spessartite Garnet, Oval, 6.87 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202025, Fanta Orange Spessartite Garnet, Oval, 6.87 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202025, Fanta Orange Spessartite Garnet, Oval, 6.87 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#202024, Peach Malaya Garnet, Princess Cut, 1.48 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Malaya Garnet
Colour : Peach
Item : #202024
Design : Princess Cut
Origin : Mahenge, Tanzania
Treatments : None
Weight : 1.48 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 6.1X6.0X4.5mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

Beautiful precision faceted Princess Cut malaya garnets are very rare gems! The Princess Cut is an all-time classic gem design and is perfect as a ring stone. This stunning malaya garnet is an exceptionally bright gem and is truly a very fine gemstone. It is far nicer then the pics suggest... if you like the pics you will love the gem. This Princess Cut malaya garnet is one that I very highly recommend.

#202024, Peach Malaya Garnet, Princess Cut, 1.48 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202024, Peach Malaya Garnet, Princess Cut, 1.48 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202024, Peach Malaya Garnet, Princess Cut, 1.48 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#202023, Pink Peach Mahenge Garnet, Oval, 3.26 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Mahenge Garnet
Colour : Pink Peach
Item : #202023
Design : Oval
Origin : Mahenge, Tanzania
Treatments : None
Weight : 3.26 Carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 9.7X7.3X5.8mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

Here is an sbsolutely gorgeous Mahenge garnet with a vivid intense pink peach hue. It is an outstanding gemstone and is very bright and high performance. In the pics you can see some very fine silky needle inclusions which are common to these garnets but in the hand in real life the needles are very hard to see, you really need a loupe to see them. This is a top gem and very highly recommended.

#202023, Pink Peach Mahenge Garnet, Oval, 3.26 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202023, Pink Peach Mahenge Garnet, Oval, 3.26 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202023, Pink Peach Mahenge Garnet, Oval, 3.26 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202023, Pink Peach Mahenge Garnet, Oval, 3.26 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#202022, Pink Peach Mahenge Garnet, Oval, 2.60 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Mahenge Garnet
Colour : Pink Peach
Item : #202022
Design : Oval
Origin : Mahenge, Tanzania
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.60 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 9.7X7.4X4.9mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

These Mahenge and malaya garnets are just outstanding gems! The colours are wonderful and intense and the gems themselves are dynamic and brilliant, full of life and brightness. This Mahenge garnet has a lovely pinky peach hue and is an exceptional gemstone. It would be perfect set into a ring.

#202022, Pink Peach Mahenge Garnet, Oval, 2.60 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202022, Pink Peach Mahenge Garnet, Oval, 2.60 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202022, Pink Peach Mahenge Garnet, Oval, 2.60 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202022, Pink Peach Mahenge Garnet, Oval, 2.60 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#202021, Salmon Orange Mahenge Garnet, Oval, 2.88 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Mahenge Garnet
Colour : Salmon Orange
Item : #202021
Design : Oval
Origin : Mahenge, Tanzania
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.88 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 9.0X6.8X5.5mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

The colour of this Mahenge garnet is intense and absolutely divine! It is a salmon orange hue and the gem is very bright and lively. It is a beautiful garnet and one that is a perfect size and shape for any jewellery setting. Mahenge garnet prices have been rising steeply over the past few years.

#202021, Salmon Orange Mahenge Garnet, Oval, 2.88 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202021, Salmon Orange Mahenge Garnet, Oval, 2.88 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202021, Salmon Orange Mahenge Garnet, Oval, 2.88 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202021, Salmon Orange Mahenge Garnet, Oval, 2.88 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#202020, Plum Purple Malaya Garnet, Oval, 3.74 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Malaya Garnet
Colour : Plum Purple
Item : #202020
Design : Oval
Origin : Mahenge, Tanzania
Treatments : None
Weight : 3.74 Carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 10.1X7.8X5.6mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

This is a superb malaya garnet from Mahenge in Tanzania. It has a beautiful plum purple colour and is an excellent size for this type of garnet. There are some very fine silk-like needle inclusions which, even though you can see them in the pics, are quite hard to see with the unaided eye, you really need a loupe to see them. The prices for malaya garnets have risen steeply over the past few years due.

#202020, Plum Purple Malaya Garnet, Oval, 3.74 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202020, Plum Purple Malaya Garnet, Oval, 3.74 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202020, Plum Purple Malaya Garnet, Oval, 3.74 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#202020, Plum Purple Malaya Garnet, Oval, 3.74 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#150462, Orange Spessartite Garnet, Round Brilliant Matched Pair, 4.09 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Spessartite Garnet
Colour : Orange
Item : #150462
Design : Round Brilliant Matched Pair
Origin : Nigeria
Treatments : None
Weight : 4.09 Total Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean / Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 7.7X7.7X4.7mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

An intense pair of fanta orange spessartite garnets from Nigeria. These are eye-popping garnets, the colour is as vivid and orange as you can possibly imagine in a gemstone. This is a very fine pair of spessartite garnets and the clarity is almost eye clean and the quality of the cut and polish is excellent. They would make a truly dynamite pair of earrings or studs.

#150462, Orange Spessartite Garnet, Round Brilliant Matched Pair, 4.09 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#150462, Orange Spessartite Garnet, Round Brilliant Matched Pair, 4.09 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#150462, Orange Spessartite Garnet, Round Brilliant Matched Pair, 4.09 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#150462, Orange Spessartite Garnet, Round Brilliant Matched Pair, 4.09 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#150372, Pinkish Red Rhodolite Garnet, Oval, 17.35 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Rhodolite Garnet
Colour : Pinkish Red
Item : #150372
Design : Oval
Origin : Madagascar
Treatments : None
Weight : 17.35 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 16X13.6X9.7mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

Iím a huge fan of large garnets, I think they are absolutely impressive gems, big garnets are something very special. This is a magnificent natural rhodolite garnet from Madagascar. The colour is deep and rich with the pinkish red that rhodolite is renown for. This is a large gemstone and it has been precision cut and superbly polished. This is a gem that I can easily see as a menís signet ring stone set in yellow gold. That would be something to see.

#150372, Pinkish Red Rhodolite Garnet, Oval, 17.35 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#150372, Pinkish Red Rhodolite Garnet, Oval, 17.35 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#150372, Pinkish Red Rhodolite Garnet, Oval, 17.35 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#150372, Pinkish Red Rhodolite Garnet, Oval, 17.35 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#150222, Reddish Brown Andradite Garnet, Square Radiant, 3.67 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Andradite Garnet
Colour : Reddish Brown
Item : #150222
Design : Square Radiant
Origin : Namibia
Treatments : None
Weight : 3.67 Carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 8.3X8.3X5.86mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

Here is a very fine natural loose Namibian andradite garnet gemstone that has been perfectly cut and polished in a square radiant design that really adds fire and flash to this beautiful stone. You donít often find andradite garnets of this quality available so this is a really good one for the discerning customer or collector of unusual gemstones.

#150222, Reddish Brown Andradite Garnet, Square Radiant, 3.67 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#150222, Reddish Brown Andradite Garnet, Square Radiant, 3.67 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#150222, Reddish Brown Andradite Garnet, Square Radiant, 3.67 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#150222, Reddish Brown Andradite Garnet, Square Radiant, 3.67 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#150392, Pinkish Red Malaya Garnet, Oval, 10.67 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Malaya Garnet
Colour : Pinkish Red
Item : #150392
Design : Oval
Origin : Madagascar
Treatments : None
Weight : 10.67 Carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 14.6X11.2X7.6mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

Here is a monster of a garnet! This beauty is a loose natural Madagascan malaya (malaia) garnet and is a truly outstanding gemstone. The colour and appearance are much nicer then the pictures suggest so if you like the pictures you will love the gem. This garnet has been precision cut and polished and finished beautifully. There is some very minor silk inclusions which are typical of garnets but they do not detract from the overall appearance of the gem at all. This is a very fine and large stone and if you are looking for a knock out dress or cocktail ring, this is the one for you. It is a fantastic gemstone and highly recommended.

#150392, Pinkish Red Malaya Garnet, Oval, 10.67 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#150392, Pinkish Red Malaya Garnet, Oval, 10.67 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#150392, Pinkish Red Malaya Garnet, Oval, 10.67 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#150392, Pinkish Red Malaya Garnet, Oval, 10.67 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1270, Raspberry pink red Rhodolite Garnet, Chrysanthemum, 5.04 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Rhodolite Garnet
Colour : Raspberry Pink Red
Item : #1270
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2019
Design : Chrysanthemum
Origin : Tanzania
Treatments : None
Weight : 5.04 Carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 8.81X8.82X5.62mm
Price : POA

The colour and intensity of this rhodolite garnet is just amazing. It is a beautiful stone and has the classic raspberry pink red colours that rhodolite ais famous for. This gem would add a bright flash of colour to a outfit, I think it would my a great lapel or tin pin.

#1270, Raspberry pink red Rhodolite Garnet, Chrysanthemum, 5.04 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1270, Raspberry pink red Rhodolite Garnet, Chrysanthemum, 5.04 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1270, Raspberry pink red Rhodolite Garnet, Chrysanthemum, 5.04 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1270, Raspberry pink red Rhodolite Garnet, Chrysanthemum, 5.04 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1270, Raspberry pink red Rhodolite Garnet, Chrysanthemum, 5.04 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1270, Raspberry pink red Rhodolite Garnet, Chrysanthemum, 5.04 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1252, Raspberry Pinkish Red Rhodolite Garnet, Supernova Oval, 5.98 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - A beautiful natural Tanzanian Rhodolite Garnet - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Rhodolite Garnet
Colour : Raspberry Pinkish Red
Item : #1252
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2018
Design : Supernova Oval
Origin : Tanzania
Treatments : None
Weight : 5.98 Carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 12.05X8.99X7.58mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

Comments : This is a wonderful natural rhodolite garnet from Tanzania that has a soft inner glow that is beguiling and beautiful to behold. The gem has the classic raspberry pinkish red hues that rhodolite is renown for and at night under lights it is truly magnificent. I picked this single particular stone from a large parcel of rhodolite, there was just something about it that sung to me... it had this glow that kept drawing my eye to it. The stone does have some of the usual fine silky needle inclusions (but is otherwise clean) that rhodolite often has and I think this is in part what gives the gem it's special glow. I knew as soon as I saw it that the Supernova Oval would be perfect for it and that was ultimately the design I ended up cutting. I have included some pics of the gem being faceted along with a couple of the original rough stone.

SEE THE ORIGINAL ROUGH STONE HERE.

#1252, Raspberry Pinkish Red Rhodolite Garnet, Supernova Oval, 5.98 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - A beautiful natural Tanzanian Rhodolite Garnet - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1252, Raspberry Pinkish Red Rhodolite Garnet, Supernova Oval, 5.98 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - A beautiful natural Tanzanian Rhodolite Garnet - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1252, Raspberry Pinkish Red Rhodolite Garnet, Supernova Oval, 5.98 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - A beautiful natural Tanzanian Rhodolite Garnet - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1252, Raspberry Pinkish Red Rhodolite Garnet, Supernova Oval, 5.98 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - A beautiful natural Tanzanian Rhodolite Garnet - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1252, Raspberry Pinkish Red Rhodolite Garnet, Supernova Oval, 5.98 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - A beautiful natural Tanzanian Rhodolite Garnet - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1252, Raspberry Pinkish Red Rhodolite Garnet, Supernova Oval, 5.98 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - A beautiful natural Tanzanian Rhodolite Garnet - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1252, Raspberry Pinkish Red Rhodolite Garnet, Supernova Oval, 5.98 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - A beautiful natural Tanzanian Rhodolite Garnet - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1252, Raspberry Pinkish Red Rhodolite Garnet, Supernova Oval, 5.98 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - A beautiful natural Tanzanian Rhodolite Garnet - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1252, Raspberry Pinkish Red Rhodolite Garnet, Supernova Oval, 5.98 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - A beautiful natural Tanzanian Rhodolite Garnet - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1252, Raspberry Pinkish Red Rhodolite Garnet, Supernova Oval, 5.98 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - A beautiful natural Tanzanian Rhodolite Garnet - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1252, Raspberry Pinkish Red Rhodolite Garnet, Supernova Oval, 5.98 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - A beautiful natural Tanzanian Rhodolite Garnet - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1252, Raspberry Pinkish Red Rhodolite Garnet, Supernova Oval, 5.98 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - A beautiful natural Tanzanian Rhodolite Garnet - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1252, Raspberry Pinkish Red Rhodolite Garnet, Supernova Oval, 5.98 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - A beautiful natural Tanzanian Rhodolite Garnet - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1252, Raspberry Pinkish Red Rhodolite Garnet, Supernova Oval, 5.98 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - A beautiful natural Tanzanian Rhodolite Garnet - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1252, Raspberry Pinkish Red Rhodolite Garnet, Supernova Oval, 5.98 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - A beautiful natural Tanzanian Rhodolite Garnet - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1252, Raspberry Pinkish Red Rhodolite Garnet, Supernova Oval, 5.98 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - A beautiful natural Tanzanian Rhodolite Garnet - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1252, Raspberry Pinkish Red Rhodolite Garnet, Supernova Oval, 5.98 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - A beautiful natural Tanzanian Rhodolite Garnet - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1252, Raspberry Pinkish Red Rhodolite Garnet, Supernova Oval, 5.98 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - A beautiful natural Tanzanian Rhodolite Garnet - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1252, Raspberry Pinkish Red Rhodolite Garnet, Supernova Oval, 5.98 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - A beautiful natural Tanzanian Rhodolite Garnet - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1213, Garnet, Brilliant Pear, 7.71 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm, Crimson Red - A beautiful natural Garnet from the gemfields of Africa - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Garnet
Colour : Crimson Red
Item : #1213
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2018
Design : Brilliant Pear
Origin : Africa
Treatments : None
Weight : 7.71 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 14.48X11.22X7.75mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

Comments : This is a very beautiful deep crimson red garnet from Africa. The colour is a rich deep hue, sultry and smoldering. I love the red garnets, there is something timeless and archetypal about them. A fine garnet indeed.

In comparison of the saturation between this garnet and #1212, this one is darker.

#1213, Garnet, Brilliant Pear, 7.71 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm, Crimson Red - A beautiful natural Garnet from the gemfields of Africa - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1213, Garnet, Brilliant Pear, 7.71 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm, Crimson Red - A beautiful natural Garnet from the gemfields of Africa - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1213, Garnet, Brilliant Pear, 7.71 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm, Crimson Red - A beautiful natural Garnet from the gemfields of Africa - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1213, Garnet, Brilliant Pear, 7.71 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm, Crimson Red - A beautiful natural Garnet from the gemfields of Africa - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1213, Garnet, Brilliant Pear, 7.71 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm, Crimson Red - A beautiful natural Garnet from the gemfields of Africa - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1213, Garnet, Brilliant Pear, 7.71 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm, Crimson Red - A beautiful natural Garnet from the gemfields of Africa - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1213, Garnet, Brilliant Pear, 7.71 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm, Crimson Red - A beautiful natural Garnet from the gemfields of Africa - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1213, Garnet, Brilliant Pear, 7.71 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm, Crimson Red - A beautiful natural Garnet from the gemfields of Africa - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1213, Garnet, Brilliant Pear, 7.71 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm, Crimson Red - A beautiful natural Garnet from the gemfields of Africa - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1213, Garnet, Brilliant Pear, 7.71 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm, Crimson Red - A beautiful natural Garnet from the gemfields of Africa - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia

 

#206, Garnet, Flanders Brilliant, 2.1 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm, Red - A beautiful natural Garnet from the gemfields of Africa - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Garnet
Colour : Red
Item : #206
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Design : Flanders Brilliant
Origin : Africa
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.1 Carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 7x7x5mm
Price : 290

Comments : A richly hued garnet cut in a classic square design. It has nice deep flashes of red and would make a great ring stone.

#206, Garnet, Flanders Brilliant, 2.1 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm, Red - A beautiful natural Garnet from the gemfields of Africa - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#206, Garnet, Flanders Brilliant, 2.1 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm, Red - A beautiful natural Garnet from the gemfields of Africa - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#206, Garnet, Flanders Brilliant, 2.1 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm, Red - A beautiful natural Garnet from the gemfields of Africa - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#206, Garnet, Flanders Brilliant, 2.1 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm, Red - A beautiful natural Garnet from the gemfields of Africa - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#206, Garnet, Flanders Brilliant, 2.1 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm, Red - A beautiful natural Garnet from the gemfields of Africa - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#206, Garnet, Flanders Brilliant, 2.1 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm, Red - A beautiful natural Garnet from the gemfields of Africa - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia

 

Rhodolite Garnet, SG1 Round Brilliant, Tanzania, SG1 Round Brilliant Carats, 10.10x10.09x7.48mm, 10.08x10.07x7.55mmmm, #1077, A very fine natural Rhodolite Garnet which has been cut in the wonderful SG1 Round Brilliant design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Rhodolite Garnet - Matched Pair
Cut By : Doug Menadue 2017
Item : #1077
Design : SG1 Round Brilliant
Origin : Tanzania
Treatments : None
Weight : 5.18, 5.16 Carats
Clarity : Very Slightly Included (Slight Silk)
Size : 10.10x10.09x7.48mm, 10.08x10.07x7.55mmmm
Pieces : 2
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

Comments : A very beautiful and well matched pair of rhodolite garnets that would make a prefect pair of earrings. These are wonderful garnets with the classic rhodolite raspberry pinkish red hues. Both stones do have some "silk" which is common to rhodolites but it is hard to notice unless you get in real close with a loupe. These beauties look amazing at night.

Can be sold individually.

Rhodolite Garnet, SG1 Round Brilliant, Tanzania, SG1 Round Brilliant Carats, 10.10x10.09x7.48mm, 10.08x10.07x7.55mmmm, #1077, A very fine natural Rhodolite Garnet which has been cut in the wonderful SG1 Round Brilliant design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Rhodolite Garnet, SG1 Round Brilliant, Tanzania, SG1 Round Brilliant Carats, 10.10x10.09x7.48mm, 10.08x10.07x7.55mmmm, #1077, A very fine natural Rhodolite Garnet which has been cut in the wonderful SG1 Round Brilliant design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Rhodolite Garnet, SG1 Round Brilliant, Tanzania, SG1 Round Brilliant Carats, 10.10x10.09x7.48mm, 10.08x10.07x7.55mmmm, #1077, A very fine natural Rhodolite Garnet which has been cut in the wonderful SG1 Round Brilliant design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Rhodolite Garnet, SG1 Round Brilliant, Tanzania, SG1 Round Brilliant Carats, 10.10x10.09x7.48mm, 10.08x10.07x7.55mmmm, #1077, A very fine natural Rhodolite Garnet which has been cut in the wonderful SG1 Round Brilliant design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Rhodolite Garnet, SG1 Round Brilliant, Tanzania, SG1 Round Brilliant Carats, 10.10x10.09x7.48mm, 10.08x10.07x7.55mmmm, #1077, A very fine natural Rhodolite Garnet which has been cut in the wonderful SG1 Round Brilliant design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Rhodolite Garnet, SG1 Round Brilliant, Tanzania, SG1 Round Brilliant Carats, 10.10x10.09x7.48mm, 10.08x10.07x7.55mmmm, #1077, A very fine natural Rhodolite Garnet which has been cut in the wonderful SG1 Round Brilliant design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Rhodolite Garnet, SG1 Round Brilliant, Tanzania, SG1 Round Brilliant Carats, 10.10x10.09x7.48mm, 10.08x10.07x7.55mmmm, #1077, A very fine natural Rhodolite Garnet which has been cut in the wonderful SG1 Round Brilliant design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Rhodolite Garnet, SG1 Round Brilliant, Tanzania, SG1 Round Brilliant Carats, 10.10x10.09x7.48mm, 10.08x10.07x7.55mmmm, #1077, A very fine natural Rhodolite Garnet which has been cut in the wonderful SG1 Round Brilliant design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Rhodolite Garnet, SG1 Round Brilliant, Tanzania, SG1 Round Brilliant Carats, 10.10x10.09x7.48mm, 10.08x10.07x7.55mmmm, #1077, A very fine natural Rhodolite Garnet which has been cut in the wonderful SG1 Round Brilliant design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Rhodolite Garnet, SG1 Round Brilliant, Tanzania, SG1 Round Brilliant Carats, 10.10x10.09x7.48mm, 10.08x10.07x7.55mmmm, #1077, A very fine natural Rhodolite Garnet which has been cut in the wonderful SG1 Round Brilliant design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Rhodolite Garnet, SG1 Round Brilliant, Tanzania, SG1 Round Brilliant Carats, 10.10x10.09x7.48mm, 10.08x10.07x7.55mmmm, #1077, A very fine natural Rhodolite Garnet which has been cut in the wonderful SG1 Round Brilliant design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Rhodolite Garnet, SG1 Round Brilliant, Tanzania, SG1 Round Brilliant Carats, 10.10x10.09x7.48mm, 10.08x10.07x7.55mmmm, #1077, A very fine natural Rhodolite Garnet which has been cut in the wonderful SG1 Round Brilliant design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Rhodolite Garnet, SG1 Round Brilliant, Tanzania, SG1 Round Brilliant Carats, 10.10x10.09x7.48mm, 10.08x10.07x7.55mmmm, #1077, A very fine natural Rhodolite Garnet which has been cut in the wonderful SG1 Round Brilliant design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Rhodolite Garnet, SG1 Round Brilliant, Tanzania, SG1 Round Brilliant Carats, 10.10x10.09x7.48mm, 10.08x10.07x7.55mmmm, #1077, A very fine natural Rhodolite Garnet which has been cut in the wonderful SG1 Round Brilliant design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
Rhodolite Garnet, SG1 Round Brilliant, Tanzania, SG1 Round Brilliant Carats, 10.10x10.09x7.48mm, 10.08x10.07x7.55mmmm, #1077, A very fine natural Rhodolite Garnet which has been cut in the wonderful SG1 Round Brilliant design. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia

 

Imperial (Rhodolite) Garnet, Bar Round, Tanzania, #682
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Stone : Imperial (Rhodolite) Garnet
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2014
Item : #682
Design : Bar Round
Origin : Tanzania
Treatments : None
Weight : 1.7 Carats each
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 6.8x6.8x5 mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

Comments : Here is a very fine pair of bright wonderfully coloured garnets. They are matched in terms of size and design but they are slightly different colours, one is red and the other more pinky purple. Both are very fine stones and have only a couple of very minor inclusions that you really need a loupe to see. The rough was sold to me as being Imperial garnets but they might be rhodolite garnet, its hard to tell with garnets of this type. The design is one of my favorites and I think it is perfect for men's jewellery. I can see it working as cufflinks or perhaps a tiepin.

Imperial (Rhodolite) Garnet, Bar Round, Tanzania, #682
Imperial (Rhodolite) Garnet, Bar Round, Tanzania, #682
Imperial (Rhodolite) Garnet, Bar Round, Tanzania, #682
Imperial (Rhodolite) Garnet, Bar Round, Tanzania, #682

 

Mali Garnet, Mini-Mint and Brilliant Pear, Mali, #669
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Stone : Mali Garnet - Matched suite of eight gems
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2014
Item : #669
Design : Mini-Mint and Brilliant Pear (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Mali
Treatments : None
Weight : Around 1.2 ct Each, 9 Carats Total Weight
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included/Eye Clean
Size : Mini-Mint : 6x6x4.3mm, Brilliant Pear : 6x8x4.6mm
Price : NOT FOR SALE

Comments :

*** ONLY THREE GREEN ROUNDS AND ONE YELLOW REMAINING ***

The fancy coloured garnets are without doubt one of my most favorite of gems. The fancy colours are the oranges, yellows and greens... they are always exceptionally bright, really really bright! They have great fire and are always high performers. I love the colours, stunning and full of life... they are happy uplifting gems and are always a pleasure to see.

What I have here is a very rare matched suite of beautiful Mali garnets. There are three orange/yellow Mini-Mints, three light minty green Mini-Mints and two Brilliant Pears. They are all finely matched in terms of colour and saturation. I would like to keep them as a suite as they would make a really special jewellery item, something that would be totally dazzling.

All the gems are over 1 carat... the Mini-Mints are in the 1.1 to 1.2 carat range and the Brilliant Pears are 1.35 carats each. They are very clean stones with just a few specks and small inclusions that are common to garnets of this type... the inclusions do not detract from the overall appearance of the gems at all. A very fine matched suite of Mali garnets... a rare find!

* The pink gem in the box is #660, a candy pink tourmaline cut in the Inca Dome design.

See the original rough here.

Mali Garnet, Mini-Mint and Brilliant Pear, Mali, #669
Mali Garnet, Mini-Mint and Brilliant Pear, Mali, #669
Mali Garnet, Mini-Mint and Brilliant Pear, Mali, #669
Mali Garnet, Mini-Mint and Brilliant Pear, Mali, #669
Mali Garnet, Mini-Mint and Brilliant Pear, Mali, #669
Mali Garnet, Mini-Mint and Brilliant Pear, Mali, #669
Mali Garnet, Mini-Mint and Brilliant Pear, Mali, #669
Mali Garnet, Mini-Mint and Brilliant Pear, Mali, #669
Mali Garnet, Mini-Mint and Brilliant Pear, Mali, #669
Mali Garnet, Mini-Mint and Brilliant Pear, Mali, #669
Mali Garnet, Mini-Mint and Brilliant Pear, Mali, #669
Mali Garnet, Mini-Mint and Brilliant Pear, Mali, #669
Mali Garnet, Mini-Mint and Brilliant Pear, Mali, #669
Mali Garnet, Mini-Mint and Brilliant Pear, Mali, #669
Mali Garnet, Mini-Mint and Brilliant Pear, Mali, #669

 

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Information For precious and semi precious gemstones

Stone : Garnet
Moh's Hardness : 6.5 - 7.5
Origin Locations : Minas Gerais, Brazil; Nigeria, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Namibia, Africa; Madagascar; USA; India; Burma; Afghanistan; Pakistan; Prosten QLD, Fullerton River, QLD, Harts Ranges, NT, Australia
Treatments : None
Clarity : Eye Clean to Included
Color : Various shades of Green, Yellow, Orange, Red, Brown
Cleavage : Indistinct
Crystal System : (Cubic) Rhombic, Dodecahedron, Icositetrahedron
Chemical Composition : Various
Refractive Index (RI) : Various
Density : Various
Birthstones : Garnet is the birthstone for January.
Garnet is the ayurvedic birthstone for January.
Garnet is the birthday stone for Tuesday.
Garnet is the zodiac stone for Aquarius.
Garnet is the stone for the 2nd anniversary

Comments : Garnets are quite a fascinating group of minerals once you get into them. Chemically they are complex and confusing and often very hard to clearly identify what a particular stone is... is it a pyrope, or rhodolite, or almandine? Garnets are found just about everywhere in the world and have a long and ancient history. They have long been popular as jewelry and the cystals much sort after by mineral specimen collectors.

Some of the more familiar types of garnets are :

Pyrope : Red to Brown, RI 1.720 - 1.756, Density 3.62 - 3.87, Mg3Al2(SiO4)3 Magnesium Aluminium Silicate. Name comes from the Greek word "fiery" and has always been a popular fashion stone, once called the "Bohemian Garnet".

Rhodolite : Red to Brown, RI 1.720 - 1.756, Density 3.62 - 3.87, Fe3Al2(SiO4)3 Iron Aluminium Silicate. Rhodolite is a variety of Pyrope and has gained much popularity of late. Some of the nicest rhodolite comes from the Umba Valley in Tanzania and is called Umbalite.

Spessartite : Orange to Red-Brown, Fanta Orange, RI 1.79 - 1.82, Density 4.12 - 4.18, Mn3Al2(SiO4)3 Manganese Aluminium Silicate. It is believed that the name comes from the Spessart in Germany where it is found. Some amazing spessartite comes in a very bright fanta orange colour. Deposits of this material are very small and found in Namibia and Loliondo, Tanzania. This material also goes by the name Mandarin Garnet because of the colour, as well as being called Kunene Spessartine due to the primary source being in the alluvial deposits of the Kunene River between Namibia and Angola. You can see how confusing it can be with all these different names. This fanta orange spessartite garnet is very popular and for good reason... the colour is stunning with fabulous brightness and sparkles, plus this material is getting very rare as the deposits become mined out. Grab this material when you can because it won't be around forever.

Grossular : Green, Yellow, Brown, RI 1.734 - 1.759, Density 3.57 - 3.73, Ca3Al2(SiO4)3 Calcium Aluminium Silicate. Latin for gooseberry, grossular garnet cuts a very bright light gem. Apparently it has only been known since 1966 in gemstone quality. Varieties of grossular are : Hessonite - a cinnamon brown red orange stone; Hydrogrossular - is an opaque massive green variety, sometimes called Transvaal Jade and Garnet Jade; Leuco - is a colourless variety.

Tsavorite : Deep Green. Is a variety of grossular and perhaps one of the rarest and most expensive of all the garnets. This particular variety is a stunning rich green and tends to be only found in very small stones. Cut gems over 2 or 3 carats are considered scarce and are collector stones. The name Tsavorite was coined only recently in 1974 by Tiffany & Company after Tsavorite's discovery in the Tsavo National Park, Kenya. Tsavorite garnets are much sort after and compete easily with emeralds - plus they have the great advantage of not being treated (oiled) as virtually all emeralds are. Tsavorite gems have a higher brilliance, fire with lots of sparkles and are more durable. Emeralds are almost always heavily included whereas Tsavorite gems tend to be very clean.

Merelani Mint : Mint Green. This beautiful garnet is a variety of grossular and is closely related to Tsavorite. It is named for the Merelani Hills in Tanzania where it is found. This material is a lovely light mint coloured stone and like Tsvaorite is generally only found in small sizes. It has become very popular and demands a high price due to its scarcity. You can see an example of facet rough merelani mint garnet here.


 

 

 

 

 

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