Garnet 2.94 ct
Normal price €330,00
Intense violet red rhodolite garnet of 2.94 carat. This beautiful stone is distinguished by its bright color in combination with the size of the stone. Garnets are usually dark red stones with a subtle tan. This is not the case in this case. The clarity, color and brilliance of this specimen are extremely good. A perfect stone for use in jewelry and completely untreated.
Color: Violet red
Weight: 2.94 ct
Format (mm): 8.15 x 7.27 x 5.61
Cut: oval mixed cushion shavings
Origin: The exact origin is unknown, but probably India / East Africa.
Certificate: House certificate
This stone is free of visible inclusions to the naked eye. This stone is completely natural and untreated.
This stone is suitable for use in all jewelry.
Product number: 100154
The term garnet comes from Latin and means grain or core because of its round rough crystals. Garnets were used as a gemstone in ancient times and are described in many countries in historical writings under the term carbuncle.
Most people think that garnets are dark red in color. However, that is a misconception. Garnets can have many colors, such as green, orange, brown and even blue, purple and black. Although they all have a similar crystal structure, they differ in their composition. The resulting different properties have led to garnets being divided into subgroups such as almandine, pyrope, spessartine, andradite and grossular which always form a solid mixture. Their hardness is between 6.5 and 7.5.
What is special is that grenades are hardly treated and manufactured. This makes the group of garnets particularly interesting, both in the jewelry industry and for collectors and as a handy investment. It is also surprising that some garnets, such as the Demantoite, can show more sparkle than a diamond!
For these many reasons, grenades have shown an incredibly strong price increase in recent years. Some rare garnet variants are now just as precious as clear diamonds of the same size.
While top grenades can be pricey right now, we still see room for improvement here as the fame and reputation of these gemstones will grow in the future. At the moment, there are still many beautiful garnets available at relatively modest prices, which can change quickly. For this reason, high-quality grenades are a particularly interesting investment.
Keep in mind that when cleaning grenades you should generally avoid temperature fluctuations, such as when cleaning with steam. Ultrasonic cleaning is also unsuitable for grenades. The hardness of 6.5 to 7.5 makes the stones slightly less suitable as a ring stone.