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8x4mm Mozambique Garnet, 8x4mm Marquise Cut Garnet, Loose Garnet, 8x4mm Loose Mozambique Garnet, Loose 8x4mm Marquise Cut Garnet

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Posted directly from the USA, this is a vibrantly colored garnet. This is an AA Grade Almandine Garnet from Mozambique, Africa. The African country of Mozambique produces fine quality Garnet gemstones. Mozambique Garnet is usually Almandine*, but may also be Pyrope**.

* Almandine is the most common Garnet, it is usually opaque and not fit for gemstone use. Only the less common transparent dark red forms of Almandine are used as gemstones.

** Pyrope is especially noted for its transparency and frequent lack of flaws or inclusions. A rose-red to a violet variety of Pyrope (or intermediary between Almandine and Pyrope) is known as Rhodolite and is a very well represented in the gem trade.

Garnets are January's birthstone and symbolize peace, prosperity and good health. It is said that they have the power to give it's wearer eternal happiness, health, and wealth. In Greek mythology, Hades gifted a pomegranate to Persephone before she left his domain that way it would ensure a speedy and safe return. Upon her return, the fruit transformed into a handful of the red gemstones.


~ The color of stones may look different from the actual stones. This may be due to your monitor's color settings.


GEMSTONE SPECIFICATIONS:
Product Type: Natural Mozambique Garnet
Type: Almandine
Approx Weight: 0.65 ct
Shape/Cut: Marquise Cut
Approx. Size: 8x4mm
Color: AA Red
Clarity: VVS-VS
Brilliance/Fire: Excellent
Origin: Africa
Moh's Scale Hardness: 7.7
Specific Gravity: 3.6-3.8
Refractive Index: 1.72-1.75
Treatment: None(N)

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CLARITY GUIDE:

VS: High Quality. Very slight inclusions. Inclusions can be seen under 10x magnification.
VVS: Very High Quality. Very Very slight inclusions. Inclusions are barely seen under 10x magnification.

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GEMSTONE TREATMENT GUIDE:

(N) - Natural: Stones which are not currently known to be enhanced.

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PROPER CARE: Clean garnet stones with warm soapy water and a soft brush. Rinse the stone well after washing it. Ultrasonic treatments may be used for most garnets, except the demantoid variety. Steam cleaning garnets may cause color changes from the heat.

Protect garnet from sharp blows, extreme temperature changes, and harsh chemicals.


All Sterling silver findings will tarnish( darken) in time. This is natural and not a cause for alarm. Most jewelry stores carry polishing clothes for silver jewelry, that will take care of this.


I donate 25% of my profits to The Painted Turtle*.

Additional Notes: If at anytime you resell gemstone jewelry obtained from us or any gems for that matter, it is your responsibility to provide all pertinent information of the treatment of a gemstone. Example, if a stone is Manmade/Lab Created, it is the seller's responsibility to disclose that fact. This information is required by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

When present, failure to identify treatment of natural gemstones, is considered an unfair trade practice. As such, this information is required at each and all levels of jewelry commerce. Failure to inform buyers could subject violators to civil, as well as administrative remedies. Anyone who is unclear about these requirements may write to the AGTA for clarification.

American Gem Trade Association,
3030 LBJ Freeway, Suite # 840,
Dallas, TX 75234.


* The Painted Turtle, the amazing charity the singer/actor Meat Loaf has taken to his heart. It is an innovative year-round camp with a simple, yet challenging and inspiring vision; to provide a life-changing environment which enables seriously ill children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses to reach beyond their own and others’ expectations. Their work is truly extraordinary, as are the achievements of the children who attend. All profits from the sales of these items go to this very special organization, which promises that no child will ever have to pay to have this opportunity.

Help us to help empower children, who daily face problems most of us will fortunately never experience, to break out of the confining shell of their illnesses, and learn to laugh, and have fun. http://thepaintedturtle.org/


All images are copyrighted (©2017 Etsy WautuckquesSochepo)


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Preparation takes 1-3 business days
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I must receive payment before shipment. Also, cashiers cheques and money orders must clear before shipping. I will hold the item for 14 days. If I have not received payment within 14 days, I will re-post the item for sale.

I ship all items in 000 bubble mailers, via the United States Postal Service. I include Signature Confirmation and Delivery Confirmation of the shipping costs. I add insurance to any order over $50. For any order under $50, if requested, I will add insurance (recommended), based on what the collective price of the merchandise is. As insurance is a separate charge, please message me if you want this service, and I will quote you the extra cost.

You can purchase upgrades to USPS Priority Flat Rate Boxes or Envelopes.


Payments

I accept Paypal, credit/debit cards, cashiers cheques, money orders, postal money-orders and Etsy gift cards, in U.S.A. dollars. Payment must be sent prior to my shipping the item and should be received with in 10 days of purchase. I will hold the item for 14 days. If the payment has not been received after 14 days, I will cancel the order and re-post the item for sale.


Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
I do not provide refunds*. At times there may be flaws in the thread or cord, that I cannot see nor catch, thus I will repair any jewelry that breaks (due to normal wear and tear)

* Under laws of the European Union Directive on Consumer Rights, all EU buyers have 14 days, upon receipt of your items, to contact this shop for returns.

There is no refund or reimbursement of shipping products back to me.

Additional policies

You must take care of any beadwork. You should NOT get it wet, this will weaken the threads and may result in color changes of the beads. Soaps, detergents, chlorine, oils, etc. will cause this. You should not store your beadwork in direct sunlight, as this can cause bead colors to fade.

All Sterling silver beads and findings will tarnish( darken), and all copper beads and findings will get a patina (green coloring) in time. This change in color is natural and not a cause for alarm. Most jewelry stores carry polishing clothes for copper and silver jewelry, that will take care of this