Category Archives: Garnet

How Precious Am I?

What do Imperial jadeite, black opal, demantoid garnet, and alexandrite all have in common? First of all, they are all exceptionally rare gemstones. Second, they can command thousands to tens of thousands of dollars to even millions of dollars per carat. Third, they have all historically fallen under the unfortunate appellation “semi-precious” because they are…

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Garnet – January

Garnets have been called a lot of things over the years, but never once have they been called “underappreciated.” Whether it’s the “fire-eyed” pyrope, or the traditional carbuncle, garnets have been known and treasured for thousands of years. Garnets can shine so brightly that they were once believed to glow in the dark. During the…

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