Forums Cutting Material and Identification "Lotus" Garnet Reply To: "Lotus" Garnet

  • Allan Beck

    Member
    January 2, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    This November my employer received several “Lotus” garnets from Parle for inspection, hoping we might be able to sell them to clients over Christmas. They were touted as the garnet version of padparadscha sapphire.

    The ones we received were a light color, modified with brown. Interestingly enough, they priced a brownish-orange gem higher (per carat) than a brownish-pinkish-orange. Go figure.