buyers guide

What is Garnet?

Garnet is a variety of crystallized mineral.
The word ‘Garnet’ comes from the Latin word ‘Granum’ meaning grain or pomegranate seeds as it looks similar to those seeds.
It is found predominately in Africa and South East Asia in metamorphic rocks
Garnet varies in colour. The more common ones are:

  • Almandine – purple/ red
  • Demantoid – yellow/green
  • Green grossular - green
  • Hessonite – brown/yellow
  • Pink grossular – pink/colourless
  • Pyrope – red
  • Spessartine – orange
  • Tsavorite – bright green
  • Uvarovite – bright green