Feature Gems & Gemology, 1983, Vol. 19, No. 1

A New Classification for Red-To-Violet Garnets

The recent article by Manson and Stockton on the classification of red-to-violet garnets should be welcomed by all gemologists. With this work, the Gemological Institute of America has opened the subject for review and revision. The following article presents an overall view of previous red-to-violet garnet classification schemes and proposes a new one that is well within the capabilities of every gemologist.