SKU: R270

Garnet Rough from Malawi

24.00 carats
SKU: R270 Category: Tag:

This large 24 carat Malawi garnet is quite flat, so the resulting stone is expected not to exceed 5 carats, depending on how it is cut. The best shape for this one is a long rectangle.

Price: $75 per carat finished weight.

Carats

24.00

Color

Red

Origin

Treatments

None

1

Garnets occur in every color but blue.

2

The largest garnet ever found was actually discovered underground in New York City, below Broadway and 7th The size of a bowling ball, this garnet weighs about ten pounds and currently resides in the archives of the American Museum of Natural History.

3

The word garnet comes from the Latin word “granatus” for pomegranate.

4

Imperial Russian jeweller, Faberge, famously crafted pieces with demantoid garnet.

5

A stylish red garnet bead necklace found in a grave in Egypt is more than 5,000 years old.

6

Garnet is the birthstone for January and the gem for the 2nd wedding anniversary.