Garnet slab, Garnets in Matrix slabbed, Garnet rough slab, Garnets in Matrix, Garnets in Black crystalline matrix, Rough Garnets

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Made in Plano, Texas

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One piece of rough garnet slab as shown, a single,large slab of loose, rough cabochon or faceting material.

Shape: irregular slab 1 to 2 inches to a side. The thickness is nice and even and about 3/8" (10mm) on most of the pieces.
Weight: 44g

I believe the garnets are pyrope garnets. The matrix has beautiful large crystals and appear to be chatoyant. I cannot describe the matrix technically but it appears to be somewhere around gabbro to maybe basalt with a lot of biotite mica in it. The biotite, or maybe muscovite, cooled slowly enough to form crystals large enough to see (~1cm) and appear to be chatoyant, which I find very attractive as a finished gem.

This is an unusual treatment of this material as usually the garnets are removed whole and the matrix discarded. But I found large chatoyant crystals in this matrix, so I slabbed up some of it and offered it to you for ideas on what you can do with this beautiful slab.

I don't know the source of this material but it superficially resembles material from Gore Mt., NY, also these garnets are smaller than most from that area. Still, very nice garnet material which will look fantastic in your finished pieces! I would appreciate hearing from anyone who with feedback or corrections to any information here - please convo me and I will give my full attention.

This piece was photographed dry and wet to show the stone's true color. The photos are unaltered except for cropping; these are the true colors of this garnet slab as captured by my camera.

Slab Polishing Service
Both the garnets and the matrix takes a great polish. Polishing services are available. Add the service below to your cart and indicate which side(s) you wish polished in the "Note to Seller" when you make your purchase. Polishing can take up to 2 weeks depending on my workload. https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/226104017/slab-full-polish-one-side-polishing


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VAT - Please note that Etsy (not me) has posted prices as VAT included "where applicable" when showing prices. I am a US seller, not VAT registered and cannot by law collect VAT or duties. All pricing is minus VAT or duties. If your country charges VAT, duties or delivery fees, these are your responsibility. Please check with your local postal authorities for estimates of any additional costs you may have when importing from the US. You may be charged VAT when your item arrives. Contact me to cancel promptly if necessary.

Slab Polishing Service Polishing services are available. Add the service below to your cart and indicate which side(s) you wish polished in the "Note to Seller" when you make your purchase. Polishing can take up to 2 weeks depending on my workload. Polishing Service: https://www.etsy.com/listing/226104017/slab-full-polish-one-side-polishing

I am happy to discuss any of the following customizations: - splitting large pieces - set or volume discounts - consultation on buying or selling Larimar or other colored stones lapidary treatments such as: - tumble-polishing - flat polishing - drilling - simple engraving e.g. calligraphy, monogramming, etc. - cabochon making I do not make faceted gems at this time although this is a future plan.

I have compiled notes on Larimar quality and buying, which is available in my store for $10. It can help answer questions and give you a general background that helps you to ask good questions and make good Larimar buying decisions: https://www.etsy.com/listing/263743472/larimar-quality-and-buying-notes-a-guide It is 30+ pages of practical, detailed, useful information with updated pricing tables (Mar 2016)

The more valuable a mineral is, the more important it is to know where it came from, for several reasons including identification, avoiding conflict mineral sources, rarity, and valuation. Where at all possible, I identify the source of items in my store. If I do not know, I will state "unknown", or, in the case of less valuable material, I may not mention the source. However, I will mention the source for less valuable minerals if I do know. For example, amethyst and jasper are common materials, but quality and characteristics vary from source to source, therefore, I will say, for example, if it is Brazilian amethyst, or Mexican jasper. I do not guess or assume where my specimens come from, and only say if I am certain.

There are many ways of doctoring images to make material look more valuable. Here's how and why I don't do this. Like sourcing, the more valuable a mineral, the greater importance to preserve the integrity of information used to sell the material. Bottom line, alterations can't ethically make the material look like a different value than it actually is. My photos put the material in its best light, but do not cross the line of misvaluation. I alter my photos as little as possible: cropping and enlarging, and rarely, compression (removing the extraneous light and dark ranges to repair less-than perfect lighting). Pieces are mostly photograhed wet and sometimes backlit. Although these are natural effects, the same ethics apply.

VAT - Please note that Etsy (not me) has posted prices as VAT included "where applicable" when showing prices. I am a US seller, not VAT registered and cannot by law collect VAT or duties. All pricing is minus VAT or duties. If your country charges VAT, duties or delivery fees, these are your responsibility. Please check with your local postal authorities for estimates of any additional costs you may have when importing from the US. You may be charged VAT when your item arrives. Contact me to cancel promptly if necessary.

Slab Polishing Service Polishing services are available. Add the service below to your cart and indicate which side(s) you wish polished in the "Note to Seller" when you make your purchase. Polishing can take up to 2 weeks depending on my workload. Polishing Service: https://www.etsy.com/listing/226104017/slab-full-polish-one-side-polishing

I am happy to discuss any of the following customizations: - splitting large pieces - set or volume discounts - consultation on buying or selling Larimar or other colored stones lapidary treatments such as: - tumble-polishing - flat polishing - drilling - simple engraving e.g. calligraphy, monogramming, etc. - cabochon making I do not make faceted gems at this time although this is a future plan.

I have compiled notes on Larimar quality and buying, which is available in my store for $10. It can help answer questions and give you a general background that helps you to ask good questions and make good Larimar buying decisions: https://www.etsy.com/listing/263743472/larimar-quality-and-buying-notes-a-guide It is 30+ pages of practical, detailed, useful information with updated pricing tables (Mar 2016)

The more valuable a mineral is, the more important it is to know where it came from, for several reasons including identification, avoiding conflict mineral sources, rarity, and valuation. Where at all possible, I identify the source of items in my store. If I do not know, I will state "unknown", or, in the case of less valuable material, I may not mention the source. However, I will mention the source for less valuable minerals if I do know. For example, amethyst and jasper are common materials, but quality and characteristics vary from source to source, therefore, I will say, for example, if it is Brazilian amethyst, or Mexican jasper. I do not guess or assume where my specimens come from, and only say if I am certain.

There are many ways of doctoring images to make material look more valuable. Here's how and why I don't do this. Like sourcing, the more valuable a mineral, the greater importance to preserve the integrity of information used to sell the material. Bottom line, alterations can't ethically make the material look like a different value than it actually is. My photos put the material in its best light, but do not cross the line of misvaluation. I alter my photos as little as possible: cropping and enlarging, and rarely, compression (removing the extraneous light and dark ranges to repair less-than perfect lighting). Pieces are mostly photograhed wet and sometimes backlit. Although these are natural effects, the same ethics apply.



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