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spessartine mandarine garnet oval cut


Its name comes from the cottage of Spessar sur- le -Main in Bavaria. The finest ones come from Africa, in Namibia, from a recently discovered deposit that produced the famous “tangerine”garnets, of a very bright color and a beautiful shine, and that seems exhausted. The

pyrope garnet from Africa oval cut


Its name comes from the Greek “pyros” for fire. Of variable color, the red one, more or less tinged with brown, being the most sought after. It was called “carbuncle” which means red like fire, and the expression “shining like carbuncles” was widely used by

ouvarovite round cut


It is a green garnet. Named in honor of a Russian count and statesman, Sergey Uvarov Semeonovich (1786-1855). It is rarely found in gem quality. Its green color is due to chromium.

hessonite garnet from Sri Lanka


Its name recalls the color of the gooseberry. Hessonite variety: it is the most renowned, also known as cinnamon stone or garnet hyacinth, name not to be used, it is a variety of grossular of dark orange color. Tsavorite: variety of grossular going from green

demantoide variety of andradite garnet from Russia, oval cut


Andradite: this variety of garnet has been described and identified by Dana, its name is a tribute to a Brazilian mineralogist Jose Bonifacio de Andrada e Silva (1763-1838). Mélanite : black titanoan variety, its name comes from the Greek “black”. Topazolite : yellow variety of

cut almandite garnet


It is the most well-known and widely distributed garne, named after its locality Alabandicus or Alabanda, a town in Asia Minor, currently in Turkey.Since Antiquity Pliny the Elder used to qualified it as gem. It was once known as carbuncle, an archaic name given to

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