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Almandine Garnet & Dark Raspberry Color Star Garnet Lapidary Rough: natural color red-pink-purple
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Almandine Garnet & Dark Raspberry Star Garnet Lapidary Rough

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Gem Grade Dark Raspberry Star Garnet Rough

This unique item is sold.
Code: almm181
Natural color garnet rough specimen weighs 44.14 carats
Garnet Rough Dimensions: 1.5" x 1.3" x 0.8"
Mined in Brazil
Price: $33.11
The photo at left is a back-lit view of this beautiful purplish-red garnet rough piece. It is unheated and untreated. This garnet rough specimen is semi-transparent with areas of cabochon grade transparency. It appears almost black when not held to a light. On its broken surfaces the color is a dark red with deep pink to purple tones (100% natural color) when held to a light, which closely resembles rhodolite garnet, although chemically this garnet does classify as almandine garnet (also known as almandite). There are some cloudy/milky areas that will show a well developed star when domed & polished as a cabochon gem! It makes a great specimen of star garnet rough just as it is, although it could also be used for making cabochon gems. See also a front lit view of this natural garnet rough.

Gem Grade Dark Raspberry Star Garnet Rough


Code: almm180
Natural color garnet rough specimen weighs 38.45 carats
Garnet Rough Dimensions: 1.6" x 1.3" x 0.6"
Mined in Brazil
Price: $38.45
This beautiful purplish-red garnet rough piece is unheated and untreated. This garnet rough specimen is semi-transparent with areas of cabochon grade transparency. It appears almost black when not held to a light as shown. On its broken surfaces the color is a dark red with deep pink to purple tones (100% natural color) when held to a light, which closely resembles rhodolite garnet, although chemically this garnet does classify as almandine garnet (also known as almandite). It makes a great specimen of garnet gem rough just as it is, although it could also be used for making cabochon gems. See also a view of this beautiful garnet gem rough held up to a bright light.

Gem Grade Dark Raspberry Star Garnet Rough

This unique item is sold.
Code: almm182
Natural color garnet rough specimen weighs 906 carats
Garnet Rough Dimensions: 2.3" x 2.1" x 1.4"
Mined in Brazil
Price: $135.90
This reddish-purple star garnet rough specimen is unheated and untreated. It is translucent to semi-transparent with fractures separating many small areas of fine star garnet cabochon grade transparency. On its broken surfaces the color is a dark red to purple 100% natural color. This garnet classifies as almandine garnet (also known as almandite). There are some cloudy/milky areas that will show a very well developed star when domed & polished as cabochon gems! It makes a great specimen of star garnet gem rough just as it is, although it could also be used for making cabochon gems. The edges glow purplish-red when held to a light. See a view of this natural garnet gem rough held up to a light. See also an opposite side view of this star garnet gem rough.

Gem Grade Dark Raspberry Garnet Rough

This unique item is sold.
Code: almm183
Natural color garnet rough specimen weighs 682.5 carats
Garnet Rough Dimensions: 48mm x 42mm x 28mm
Mined in Brazil
Price: $250.00
This purplish-red garnet rough piece has fine cabochon grade transparency. It is unheated and untreated. It appears almost black and when held to a light the edges glow with beautiful colors ranging from dark red to purple hues (100% natural colors) as shown. It makes a great specimen of semi-transparent gem garnet rough just as it is, although it could also be used for making cabochon gemstones or an amazing carving! The photo at left shows a view of this beautiful purplish-red garnet rough piece being held to a light. See also a full view of this completely natural garnet gem rough.

Gem Grade Dark Raspberry Garnet Rough

This unique item is sold.
Code: almm184
Natural color garnet rough specimen weighs 682.5 carats
Garnet Rough Dimensions: 3" x 2.3" x 1.4"
Mined in Brazil
Price: $588.60
This purplish-red garnet rough piece has fine cabochon grade transparency with facet grade areas inside. It is unheated and untreated. It appears almost black and when held to a light the edges show beautiful colors ranging from dark red to purple hues (100% natural colors) as shown. It makes a fantastic specimen of gem garnet rough just as it is, although it could also be used for making cabochon gemstones, lightly included faceted gems, or a wonderful carving! The photo at left shows a close-up view of this beautiful purplish-red garnet rough piece being held to a light. See a full view of this completely natural garnet rough specimen. See also an opposite side full view of this unique specimen of garnet gem rough. See another close-up view of this rare quality garnet gem rough held up to a light.
 

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Our Almandine Garnet Lapidary Rough & Dark Raspberry Star Garnet Rough is all 100% natural with no treatments of any kind!

See also our page displaying natural Almandine Purple-Red Garnet Jewelry:

To see more almandine garnet photos, just select another genuine red garnet item from the table below. To see photos of another mineral variety or another garnet variety, select any item category link in our Mineral Inventory & Factsheet Index.

Almandite Star Garnet Gem Rough

Almandite (also known as almandine) is a variety of garnet.

There are many named garnet varieties. The six main garnet varieties are based on ideal end-member chemical compositions. Almandite is the iron (Fe3) rich garnet end-member variety. Some of our almandite garnet gem rough is suitable for making faceted gems, and some for cabochons. Many of our cab-grade alalmandite garnet rough pieces have chatoyancy due to microscopic inclusions of pyroxene or amphibole, yielding a four-ray star when fashioned into a cabochon gem.

We also have many other types of natural lapidary rough available!

Garnet Information

Information about genuine garnet and its history, physical properties, chemistry, occurance, and metaphysical uses is displayed on our garnet information page.

Please see the links below for natural almandine garnet products.

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Almandine Garnet Lapidary Rough & Dark Raspberry Star Garnet Rough

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