Mali Garnet Value

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Almandine Garnet - Top Color: oR, R, PR, rP 6/4

All Sizes
Almandine
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Almandine/Pyrope Garnet Blend (Mozambique) - Red-Brown Colors

All Sizes
Mozambique
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Rhodolite (Almandine/Pyrope Blend) - Fine Color: rP, PR 6/5

.5 to 1 carat
Faceted
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Cabochons
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1 to 10 carats
Faceted
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Cabochons
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10 carats plus
Faceted
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Cabochons
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Andradite - Fine Color: G 5/4

All Sizes
Andradite
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Demantoid Garnet

to 1 carat
Demantoid
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1 to 3 carats
Demantoid
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Grossular Garnet

.5 to 1 carat
Mint Green (Merelani)
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Yellow/Orange
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Yellow/Green
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Other Colors
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1 to 5 carats
Mint Green (Merelani)
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Yellow/Orange
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Yellow/Green
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Other Colors
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5 carats plus
Mint Green (Merelani)
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Yellow/Orange
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Yellow/Green
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Other Colors

Hessonite Garnet - Fine Color: yO 4/5

All Sizes
Hessonite Garnet
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Tsavorite Garnet - Fine Color: G 6/5

.5 to 1 carat
Tsavorite
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1 to 2 carats
Tsavorite
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2 carats plus
Tsavorite
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Mali Garnet (Andradite/Grossular Blend)

All Sizes
Mali Garnet
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Malaya (Malaia) Garnets

.5 to 1 carat
Malaya (Malaia) Garnets
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1 to 5 carats
Malaya (Malaia) Garnets
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5 carats plus
Malaya (Malaia) Garnets
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Pyrope - Fine Color: R 6/5

1 carat plus
Pyrope
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Chrome Pyrope

All Sizes
Chrome Pyrope
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Spessartite Reds

.5 to 3 carats
Little 3 Mine
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African
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Darker reds
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3 to 6 carats
Little 3 Mine
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African
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Darker reds

Mandarin Garnet - Orange - Fine Color: O 4/5

All Sizes
Mandarin Orange
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Uvarovite

10 carats plus
Druzy
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Star Garnet

All Sizes
4 Ray Star
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6 Ray Star
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Color Change Garnet

.5 to 1 carat
Africa
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United States
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1 to 6 carats
Africa
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United States
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Cabochons

All Sizes
Common Red to Purple
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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.

Mali garnets - various colors

Mali garnets in various colors. Photo courtesy of Barbara Smigel, Artistic Colored Stones.

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.

Yellow Mali garnet

Yellow Mali garnet, 1.41 cts. © All That Glitters. Used with permission.