To all that reply to my request-thank you. I am aware how
difficult is to find this gem but that's why I ask you for help. I
don't think my client will consider lab grown. This gem is part of
a family ring so we may use a genuine substitute for June. I am
just excited about the whole process. The design and finding gems
is rather challenging. Happy Spring to all of you,
A genuine substitute would be color change garnet. Stuller has them.
I believe it is a pyrospessertite garnet. My wife has a pendant with
a circle of 9 of varying shades and a ring with five, center one
color, two on either side a matched pair a different shade, two end
stones, another shade, a matched pair in rose gold. The color change
is just like alexandrite, quite dramatic. The gems come in colors of
varying degree of color and color change just like natural
Originally I made the ring in 18kt yellow, gave that to my wife,
thought they would look good in rose gold, made one, expected what
did happen, she swapped it out quick, second one was in her size, 5
1/2, so you know I made the second one for her, also. I showed the
first ring quite a few times to people I thought would appreciate it.
I showed it to a young couple who were where quite knowledgeable
about gems. They left. He came in about 30 minutes later, bought it
with a look on his face, quite aware that it was unique and rare and
special as it is and his wife would love it.
A while back, people would list gems on Ebay as an auction. I bought
quite a few gems at extreme bargain prices until people learned and
started listed as Buy It Now. That was how I was fortunate to buy
several parcels of these garnets
Richard Hart G.G.