Mali Garnet Value
Almandine Garnet - Top Color: oR, R, PR, rP 6/4
Almandine/Pyrope Garnet Blend (Mozambique) - Red-Brown Colors
Rhodolite (Almandine/Pyrope Blend) - Fine Color: rP, PR 6/5
Andradite - Fine Color: G 5/4
Hessonite Garnet - Fine Color: yO 4/5
Tsavorite Garnet - Fine Color: G 6/5
Mali Garnet (Andradite/Grossular Blend)
Malaya (Malaia) Garnets
Pyrope - Fine Color: R 6/5
Mandarin Garnet - Orange - Fine Color: O 4/5
Color Change Garnet
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Without question, the high-value range for Mali garnets is reserved for those with extremely rare chrome-green color. In general, green, yellow, and green-yellow stones command higher prices than brownish stones. As with any gem, carat, clarity, and cut affect the value dramatically, but dispersion is a special value factor for Mali garnets.
In the year following the discovery of Mali garnets, a great deal of material was produced, and the popularity of this pretty stone soared. Although prices were initially very high, they soon dropped. Recent years have seen far smaller amounts produced. This has resulted in a price increase. Since large rough is rare in this variety, price per carat rises dramatically with size.