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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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Purple pyrope-almandine garnets from Manica Province, Mozambique
Purple Pyrope-Almandine Garnet From Mozambique

Analysis of attractive purple garnets from a new deposit in central Mozambique.

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Pyrope Garnet and Montana Sapphires Highlight Winter 2015 G&G

G&G Brief presents an overview of the content of the Winter 2015 issue of Gems & Gemology.

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Demantoid garnet fossil pseudomorphs

In these two extremely rare specimens, demantoid garnet has replaced coral and gastropod fossils.

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Gem Mining in Cambodia

How to examine a sapphire crystal for cracks and inclusions.

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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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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.

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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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Pastel Pyropes
Pastel Pyropes

Pyrope garnets occur in near-colourless to light orange and pink, as well as the familiar red.

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The Elahera Gem Field in Central Sri Lanka

The Elahera gem field currently provides approximately 35% of the gemstones exported from Sri Lanka.

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