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 Post subject: Re: Garnets
PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:36 pm 
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MJO wrote:
What is the price of Benkly material? I thought good tsavorite is more expensive. 3 ct tsavorites are going for up to $3,000 per carat, I have a few Benkly's with one a 3 ct that I don't believe is anywhere near that.


It depends somewhat on the strength of the change and saturation of the blue or blue-green/teal. $1250/ct, $2500/ct, you set the price. It's really rare to find a Bekily material that has a blue that really pops out and stuns you like a Alex. A lot of the material the blue has a such a strong grey modifer or over dark it's not that attractive. It's blue yes, but lacks a wow factor. It took me a several years to find two stones that pop and completely amaze you on how strong the change is and strength of color. I still can't get over how amazing they are.

One thing, people haven't mentioned are color change garnets that are red-green. These are quite rare and the green side of the change is usually very very light and is almost impossible to photograph. To find one that displays a nice green change is difficult to acquire. I have seen less true red-green, than purple/blue color changers.


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