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Timeline showing the use of garnets in different eras from 300 BCE to 700 CE
An Early Byzantine Engraved Almandine from the Garibpet Deposit, Telangana State, India: Evidence for Garnet Trade Along the Ancient Maritime Silk Road

Analyses the chemical composition and inclusion characteristics of this ancient artefact.

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Vanadium and Chromium-Bearing Pink Pyrope Garnet: Characterisation and Quantitative Colorimetric Analysis

This type of pink pyrope garnet, believed to have been mined in Tanzania, shows a distinct colour-change phenomenon resulting from its unique chemical composition.

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Abstracts; Summer 2009

This article, from the Summer 2009 issue of Gems & Gemmology, is a compilation of abstracts of important gemmology-related articles published outside of Gems & Gemmology.

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New Chromium- and Vanadium-Bearing Garnets from Tranoroa, Madagascar

Pyrope-spessartine garnets from Tranoroa, in southern Madagascar, contain appreciable Cr and somewhat lower V contents.

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A Survey of the Gemstone Resources of China

China has identified many deposits with significant potential to produce gemstones; various species are discussed.

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Rounded Garnet Crystals
Bohemian Garnet – Today

Red garnets have been mined in the Bohemian Hills of Czechoslovakia since the 16th century.

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Pyrope-Spessartine Garnets with Unusual Colour Behaviour

Unusual colour-change garnets.

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Two Notable Colour-Change Garnets

The gemmological properties and chemical compositions of two unusual colour-change garnets are reviewed.

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The Andradites of San Benito County, California

Mines in San Benito County, California, produce andradite in various colours; some are chatoyant.

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The Cause of Iridescence in Rainbow Andradite from Nara, Japan
The Cause of Iridescence in Rainbow Andradite from Nara, Japan

“Rainbow” andradite from Nara, Japan, occurs as relatively small orangey brown crystals that show attractive iridescence in almost the entire range of the spectrum.

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