• oval-cut almandine - garnet engagement ring stones

    Almandine Garnet – Natural, Faceted, Red, 1.14 ct

    The most widespread type of garnet, almandine usually blends with pyrope or spessartine. In large sizes, these gems have very dark tones. Gem cutters often hollow out the backs of dark garnets to lighten the color. Sometimes, they may purposely cut windows into these gems. Very affordable, almandines cost up to $30 a carat per carat. Dark red almandine-pyrope, 1.14 cts, 7.1 x 5.1 mm, oval brilliant cut, Massachusetts. © The Gem Trader. Used with permission.

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    GemstoneGarnet, Almandine Garnet
    Natural or man madeNatural
    OriginUnited States
    Origin detailsMassachusetts
    Carat Weight1.14
    Gem StateFaceted