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.
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.
Garnets from Madagascar with a Colour Change of Blue-Green to Purple
Gemmological, chemical, spectroscopic and microscopic properties of blue-green colour-change garnets from a new deposit near Bekily, Madagascar, are given.
Bohemian Garnet – Today
Red garnets have been mined in the Bohemian Hills of Czechoslovakia since the 16th century.
Pyrope garnets occur in near-colourless to light orange and pink, as well as the familiar red.
The Elahera Gem Field in Central Sri Lanka
The Elahera gem field currently provides approximately 35% of the gemstones exported from Sri Lanka.
A Proposed New Classification for Gem-Quality Garnets
Eight garnet species are defined and methods of identification are described.
A Status Report on Gemstones from Afghanistan
An overview of the plentiful and various gem materials being discovered and produced in Afghanistan.
Gem Andradite Garnets
Gem-quality andradites are easy to distinguish chemically from other types of gem garnets.
A New Classification for Red-To-Violet Garnets
An overview of previous red-to-violet garnet classification schemes and a proposal for a new one.