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cinnamon013

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I like this stone! A bit different, but very pretty. From Gene, 7mm 1.52 carat. The cut is lovely.

What do you think?

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ma re

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I like it a lot! Reminds me of imperial topaz rough (in terms of color)! Hope it''s close to the photo IRL.
 

TravelingGal

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If it''s close to that color, I like it. If it''s more browny, not really.

I''m drawn to the fanta orangey ones, personally. I want it to glow!
 

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Looks like a hessonite from the picture.

If so, it's a type of grossular garnet - it's not as hard or sparkly as some garnets (it's a 7 on the Moh, and it's RI is 1.73 to 1.76)

I really like them and have quite a few - they have a very distinctive 'water in whiskey' or treacle look inside them.

They're not as sparkly as a spessartite (RI 1.79 to 1.81) and do tend towards the brown - you don't get them in that fanta orange look.

ETA: The colour is pretty much what I would expect from a hess - they're also known as cinnamon stones. You can get them in paler almost peachy shades and in shades that are much more red. I haven't seen any that are much more orange than that with the same depth of colour.
 

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Ooo!!! I think it''s really pretty!!! I like that it''s a cinnamon kind of color...
 

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Just looked it up on Gene''s site - it''s actually a Malaya.

It wouldn''t be my first choice of colour if I was buying a Malaya (I like them more of a peachy pink shade) , but it is a pretty stone.
 

cinnamon013

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Yes, it is sort of cinnamon! I am ok with a bit of a brown tone to it, but I think it really must be more orange than brown. Here is what Gene says about it

Gem 842 - Malaya Garnet - 1.52 ct. This Malaya from Tanzania is a more on the orange side. I would think it contains more spessartite, as Malaya is a mix of spessartite pyrope garnet. The stone measures 7 mm, and is cut in a new design I came up with for garnets. Color 4, Clarity 4-

He also says



Malaya’s come in a wide range of colors, as they are a mixture of spessartite and pyrope garnet. Most garnets are a mix, which presents a challenge with naming them, and that’s where all the different trade names have come from. There is an interesting book called “Naming Gem Garnets” by Bill Hanneman Ph.D. It’s really a must read for any collector of garnets.

Do you think I should hold off for a more peachy one?
 

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I think you should buy what you like! Really, you''re the one who gets to play with it, so your opinion is the only one that really matters. You know?
 

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Date: 3/5/2009 7:06:55 PM
Author: FrekeChild
I think you should buy what you like! Really, you''re the one who gets to play with it, so your opinion is the only one that really matters. You know?
I do like it...
 

yingh

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Then you should ask Gene about it. I have a feeling this stone might appear darker in person...

Date: 3/5/2009 7:39:20 PM
Author: cinnamon013
Date: 3/5/2009 7:06:55 PM

Author: FrekeChild

I think you should buy what you like! Really, you''re the one who gets to play with it, so your opinion is the only one that really matters. You know?
I do like it...
 

mochi

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The cut is beautitful. I like the color, also, but I wonder, as Yingh pointed out, if it won''t be darker IRL...
 

marcy

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It looks very pretty.
 

chrono

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My monitor shows a lot of brown but Gene''s description says it has a lot of orange, so I''d have to go with his words since he has the stone. I like the cutting though.
 

FrekeChild

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You know, it reminds me of when the leaves start to change. It looks like a great fall stone. Mmmmm.... I do love Fall...
 

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Date: 3/5/2009 10:15:02 PM
Author: FrekeChild
You know, it reminds me of when the leaves start to change. It looks like a great fall stone. Mmmmm.... I do love Fall...
I was just thinking the same thing! Very autumny and pretty!
 
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