Lot: Garnet-35



COLOR: Mandarin Orange to Tangerine, Reddish Orange
CLARITY: Will cut eye-clean to heavily included stones (65%+ Low to High Facet Grade)
ORIGIN: Kunar, Afghanistan
SIZE: Stones range in size from Approximately 1.5 to 9.1+ Carats (3.77+ Carat Average)
WEIGHT: 109.54 Carats (29 Pieces) 21.91 Grams
PRICE: $32.86 ($1.50 Per Gram)

This is a super lot of a NEW FIND of Spessartite and/or Hessonite Garnet coming from Afghanistan. The color of this material is just phenomenal and runs from a lovely almost Mandarin Orange to a fiery Tangerine with Red Flashes! Please be aware that this rough is a mixture of Spessartite and/or Hessonite (Possibly other Garnets as well) which are generally included species of Garnet. It is extremely difficult to acquire eye-clean to flawless rough in either species. Most of this material WILL have at least minor inclusions; however, most inclusions tend to mask up well because of the high refractive index of this material. These inclusions should NOT significantly impact the cleaner finished stones.

We have rough graded this material as being 65%+ facet grade and there are some KILLER stones in here. This is a ROUGH estimate and includes both low and high end facet rough. The clarity on this material is very similar to your TYPICAL Nigerian and Namibian Mandarin Garnet! Most stones will cut very slightly included at the least; however, you may be able to get a few Eye-clean stones out of this lot with a little hard work. We are conservatively estimating that the bulk of this material will cut slightly to moderately included stones. Don't miss your chance on picking up this lot as Afghan Garnet is extremely RARE.

  1. We ARE THE MINERS for this rough and as such we have the best prices available!!! There is nowhere you can pick this material up at this price.