This is a question for the Gemologists out there - -
Has anyone heard of the following types of Garnets: Hydrabadi
Garnet, Indo solite Garnet, or Orissa Garnet?
(Or can you point me to a reference for them?)
A well-known supplier has these in their catalog and they are rather
expensive. I can’t find reference to these names in any of my books.
When I “googled” them, I found lots of vendors selling jewelry made
from these types of garnets, but no reliable reference material. So,
I’m wondering, having learned from you all that sometimes names are
just trade names and maybe the material is not really what they are
calling it, are these things really garnet and worth the price? (ex -
one 16" strand of Indosolite Garnet, 5mm faceted rondelles for
Thanks in advance for your insight!
Zazzy Jewelry Designs