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al·man·dine

 (ăl′mən-dēn′) also al·man·dite (-dīt′)
n.
A deep violet-red garnet, FeAl2Si3O12, found in metamorphic rocks and used as a gemstone.

[Alteration of obsolete alabandyne, from Middle English alabandine, from Late Latin (gemma) alabandina, (gem) of Alabanda, from Alabanda, a town of ancient Asia Minor.]

almandine

(ˈælməndɪn; -ˌdaɪn)
n
(Minerals) a deep violet-red garnet that consists of iron aluminium silicate and is used as a gemstone. Formula: Fe3Al2(SiO4)3. Also called: almondite
[C17: from French, from Medieval Latin alabandīna, from Alabanda, ancient city of Asia Minor where these stones were cut]

al•man•dine

(ˈæl mənˌdin, -ˌdaɪn, -dɪn)

n.
a purple-red iron aluminum garnet.
[1670–80; < French, Middle French < Medieval Latin alamandīna, alabandīna a precious stone, from Alaband(a) a town in Asia Minor]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.almandine - a purple variety of the ruby spinel
ruby spinel, spinel ruby - a spinel used as a gemstone (usually dark red)
2.almandine - a deep red garnet consisting of iron aluminum silicatealmandine - a deep red garnet consisting of iron aluminum silicate
garnet - any of a group of hard glassy minerals (silicates of various metals) used as gemstones and as an abrasive
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Because the garnet structure readily takes in Ca, and especially Mn, almandine garnet is stabilized beyond the range of conditions of bulk composition represented in the diagram.
In the exhibition from all over Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Chitral, Gilgit Baltistan, Quetta and other areas of the country the Gems and Jewelry business community arranged some stall in which precious stones like Ruby, Tourmaline, Peridot, Sapphire, Emerald, Aquamarine, Topaz, Zircon, Spinel, Kunzite, Tanzanite, Manganite, Pearl, Turquoise, Lapislazuli, Citrine, Opal, Coral, Agate, Amber, Malachite, Almandine Garnet, Moon Stone, Sun Stone, Blood Stone, Amethyst, Aventurine.
The goblet and beads exhibit shallow, irregular indentations consistent with the use of stone and wood tools tipped with an especially hard material, such as almandine garnet or corundum.
The silver brooch in the picture is set with an almandine garnet cut en cabochon.