This natural Black Red Star Garnet originates from India and its weight is about 12 carats. The measurements are 13.15mm x 11.57mm x 6.97mm (length x width x depth). The shape/cut-style of this Star Garnet is Oval Cabochon. This 12.22ct Star Garnet gem is available to order and can be shipped anywhere in the world. Gemstone Certification can also be provided as an optional service.
About Star Garnet
Garnets have been widely known for thousands of years. Although the color red occurs most frequently, there are also garnets showing different shades of green, pale to bright yellow, fiery orange and fine earth and umbra shades. Blue has been the only color that is not available in garnet, but recently color-change garnets from Madagascar have been found n blue.
Garnet has very good hardness and a high refractive index. Garnets are quite sturdy and resistant to everyday wear and tear, and uncomplicated to work into jewelry. Garnets qualify for any cut and come in various shapes and offer an affordable price per carat weight. Garnets are almost always untreated..
Star garnet is a rare and unsuual garnet, found only in Idado in the USA and in India. It displays a four-ray star due to aligned inclusions of rutile.
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