Dec.20 to 22:SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Scottish Rite Center; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5;
Welcome to the GemologyOnline.com Forum
A non-profit Forum for the exchange of gemological ideas
It is currently Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:37 pm

All times are UTC - 4 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 31 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Garnets
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:20 pm 
Offline
Established Member

Joined: Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:25 pm
Posts: 11
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.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Garnets
PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:03 am 
Offline
Gemology Online Veteran

Joined: Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:11 pm
Posts: 657
Well, let me be the first to ask- where is your area?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Garnets
PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:38 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:22 pm
Posts: 19939
Location: San Francisco
Demantoid
Tsavorite
Spessartite

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


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Garnets
PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:36 pm 
Offline
Platinum Member
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 02, 2008 11:10 am
Posts: 2665
Location: Rock and Roll Heaven
You could stick Alex like CC Garnets in there too, especially turning Blue. Probably at #3.

_________________
Elvis has entered the forum and you ain't nothing but a rock hound!

Thank you...Thank you very much... Richard.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Garnets
PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:02 pm 
Offline
Valued Contributor

Joined: Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:45 pm
Posts: 289
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


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Garnets
PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:14 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:22 pm
Posts: 19939
Location: San Francisco
Do a search for Bekily garnet!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Garnets
PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:07 am 
Offline
Platinum Member
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:20 am
Posts: 2742
Location: Southern California, U.S.A.
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

_________________
Rick Martin

www.artcutgems.com


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Garnets
PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:13 am 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:31 pm
Posts: 3444
Location: North Carolina
A reasonably sized faceted uvarovite would likely command a very impressive price as well. One hears rumors...

_________________
https://www.etsy.com/shop/angryturtle


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Garnets
PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:32 am 
Offline
Platinum Member
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:20 am
Posts: 2742
Location: Southern California, U.S.A.
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.

_________________
Rick Martin

www.artcutgems.com


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Garnets
PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:43 am 
Offline
Valued Contributor

Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:37 am
Posts: 194
New http://garnetbook.com/

Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Garnets
PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:38 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:22 pm
Posts: 19939
Location: San Francisco
Lovely pictures is the book above, but if you are interested is solid gemological information, may I suggest:
Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Garnets
PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:38 pm 
Offline
Platinum Member
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 02, 2008 11:10 am
Posts: 2665
Location: Rock and Roll Heaven
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.

Image

Image

_________________
Elvis has entered the forum and you ain't nothing but a rock hound!

Thank you...Thank you very much... Richard.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Garnets
PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:04 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:22 pm
Posts: 19939
Location: San Francisco
:smt055 Love this stuff. I have a wee baby one.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Garnets
PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:28 pm 
Offline
Platinum Member
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:20 am
Posts: 2742
Location: Southern California, U.S.A.
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.


Attachments:
CCG check number.JPG
CCG check number.JPG [ 39.8 KiB | Viewed 1813 times ]
CCG 2d.JPG
CCG 2d.JPG [ 38.93 KiB | Viewed 1813 times ]

_________________
Rick Martin

www.artcutgems.com
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Garnets
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:10 pm 
Offline
Established Member

Joined: Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:25 pm
Posts: 11
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.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 31 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC - 4 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Gemology Style ported to phpBB3 by Christian Bullock