Natural and untreated gemstones for your custom jewelry. Garnet, birthstone for January. During the month of January all garnets will have a 20% discount, code: January23
Inclusions type : Solid Inclusions (needles)
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Garnet Gemstone are available in a rich variety of beautiful and radiant colors, the most common is the red garnet; but we can also find greens, oranges, yellows, purples, pinks, browns and even blues.
Garnets can exhibit the color change phenomenon and asterism.
Grossular - Varieties: Tsavorite - Green Garnets, Hessonite - Cloudy Orange-Yellow Garnets, Hydrogrossular - Green Garnets, Pink, white, grey ,blue.
CUT & SIZES
Transparent garnets can use any style of cut. The most common styles are standard shapes (oval, emerald, trillion, round, etc.). Translucent and opaque garnets are cut into cabochon, carvings and beads. Garnets with cat eye effect or asterism also are cut into cabochon. Green Hydrogrossular ("Transvaal Jade") is cut into cabochon or imitating the jade pieces.
Garnets are available in large sizes, however Demantoid and Tsavorite are common small sizes, this two stones are the most expensive of all garnets. Tsavorite garnets is cut trying to maximize the weight retention of the rough. Demantoid Garnets is often cut into round, brilliant and cushion shapes (which facilitates viewing of its FIRE).
CLARITY & INCLUSIONS
Almandine, Pyrope, Rhodolite (red garnets) will show eye-visible inclusions unlike the Spessartite, Hessonite (orange garnets) which will show eye-clean inclusions. Grossular is usually translucent.
MdMaya Gems uses the following clarity scale when grading gemstones.
Setting aside translucent and opaque gemstones, the first classification to take into account is:
EYE CLEAN: Appears clean to the unaided eye. (Type 1, 2 and 3)
Type 1: Minute inclusions difficult to see with the unaided eye.
Type 2: Minor inclusions easy to see with the unaided eye.
Type 3: Noticeable inclusions apparent to the unaided eye.
Type 1: Minor inclusions somewhat easy to see with the unaided eye.