Hardness: 6.5 - 7
This piece of garnet rough from Africa has a very deep dark red colour. The video will show what the color of the stone will look like. There are some small cracks on the surface of this rough but it will cut a nice stone. Perfect for practicing on cutting Garnet.
The name “garnet” may come from either the Middle English word gernet meaning ‘dark red’, or the Latin granatus (“grain”), possibly a reference to the Punica granatum (“pomegranate”), a plant with red seeds similar in shape, size, and color to some garnet crystals. Garnet species are found in many colors including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black, pink and colorless. The rarest of these is the blue garnet
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Gemstone Selection and Quality
When selecting gemstones to sell, I use my knowledge and skills obtained from the Accredited Gemologist Diploma from the AIGS, as well as the collective knowledge of the ICA to select high quality, reasonably priced gemstones. Gems are tested in the field with various tools including magnification loops, refractometer, and if necessary, tested in a gemological lab to ensure correct representation of the gem and it’s worth.
I support the full discloser of any treatments performed on any gem that is place up for auction. I never sell laboratory gown synthetic gemstones. Some treatments are common place amongst gemstones, such as glass filling of Rubies, oiling of Emeralds and heating of Zoisite to create Tanzanite. Even these treatments which are considered common place will be disclosed in my auctions. If you still need further peace of mind, contact the Gem Stone Sheriff on Gemrock Auctions to confirm if the gem description is accurate.
All photos are taken with Canon EOS 450D in a light box with 3 fluorescent light sources.
Every effort is made to ensure accurate and representative photography of the stone.
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