Garnet violet 3 pcs
Normal price €1.320,00
Three beautiful rhodolite garnets that form a nice base for a piece of jewelry as a set. The color of these stones is special and rare for garnets in general. This means that grenades in this shade are very popular.
Color: Violet / magenta
Weight: 5.47 ct in total
Diameter (mm): 7,82 / 7,21 / 7,06
Origin: India / East Africa
The stones have no noticeable inclusions.
These stones are suitable for use in all jewelry.
Product number: 100765
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 historical writings in many countries 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 as precious as clear diamonds of the same size, and while top garnets 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.