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Author:  blue paraiba [ Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Garnets

What are the more expensive garnets? I am trying to put together a list of the more precious variety to search for in my area.

Author:  Qld Barry [ Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:03 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Garnets

Well, let me be the first to ask- where is your area?

Author:  Barbra Voltaire, FGG [ Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Garnets

Demantoid
Tsavorite
Spessartite

Your IP is located in the US.
Violet-red spessartines are found in rhyolites in Colorado and Maine/

Author:  ELVIS PRASIOLITE [ Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Garnets

You could stick Alex like CC Garnets in there too, especially turning Blue. Probably at #3.

Author:  Brigitte [ Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Garnets

ELVIS PRASIOLITE wrote:
You could stick Alex like CC Garnets in there too, especially turning Blue. Probably at #3.


Good day,

Can you explain a little bit that sentence for me, please?


Brigitte

Author:  Barbra Voltaire, FGG [ Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Garnets

Do a search for Bekily garnet!

Author:  ROM [ Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:07 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Garnets

I think I'll save my $165 to buy some nice garnet rough. It looks like a wonderful book but I already own Dr. Hanneman's important "Naming Gem Garnets," which I urge him to re-publish in original form; and "Garnet" by John D. Rouse, another essential out-of-print book.

CC garnet comes from Tunduru, Tanzania as well, but not with blue (generally) as a hue. They're probably not as valuable in the marketplace as Bekily stones although they are very beautiful and will probably reach higher values over time.

For value I'd rank fine Russian demantoid first (other sources not so much); Bekily CC blue stones second (and maybe first depending on the market) and fine Tsavorites third.

JMO.
Rick

Author:  Stephen Challener [ Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:13 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Garnets

A reasonably sized faceted uvarovite would likely command a very impressive price as well. One hears rumors...

Author:  ROM [ Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:32 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Garnets

When you find one let me know. I've seen some small faceteble Uvarovites in the 2-3 mm. range but nothing very large. But the world is great and nothing is new under the sun.

Author:  thomasset [ Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:43 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Garnets

New http://garnetbook.com/

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Author:  Barbra Voltaire, FGG [ Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Garnets

Lovely pictures is the book above, but if you are interested is solid gemological information, may I suggest:
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Author:  ELVIS PRASIOLITE [ Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Garnets

Here is a .61 Bekily, Madagascar CC Garnet I had for sale. Long gone. It shows a strong color change. Probably getting some more soon.

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Author:  Barbra Voltaire, FGG [ Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Garnets

:smt055 Love this stuff. I have a wee baby one.

Author:  ROM [ Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Garnets

Bekily may produce the only blue color-changing garnets but it's not the only place where color-changers are found. These two are from Tunduru, Tanzania. Other (not pictured) are from Kenya. Some of my Tunduru CCG's display unusual hues in both daylight and incandescent.

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Author:  blue paraiba [ Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Garnets

Qld Barry wrote:
Well, let me be the first to ask- where is your area?

My area is nevada, i travel around the west and southwest US.

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