Garnet Oval Facet 7.5×5.5mm

£8.00

Garent Oval Facet 7.5×5.5mm

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The Garnet is found all over the world, with different types occurring in different locations. Madagascar is a source of several types, along with other African countries. Brazil, India, Sri Lanka, Russia, China, the USA and Canada are all sources of Garnet varieties, as well as several European and Scandinavian countries.

The Garnet gemstone group exhibits a huge range of colours, the most famous of which is the deep, blood red Pyrope Garnet. However, in the late 1990s a rare blue Garnet was discovered in Madagascar.

Colour-change Garnets exhibit different colours depending on whether they are viewed in natural or artificial light. Their colour shifts from a light brownish, yellowish or greenish in daylight, to a pink or purplish colour in artificial light. A few rare specimens may even have a bluish colour, which is extremely rare for Garnet.

Topazolite is a yellow to brownish-yellow variety of Andradite Garnet. 

Garnet is a relatively hard mineral with a hardness that ranges between 6.5 & 7.5 on the Mohs scale

 Garnet is the Birthstone of January

2nd Wedding Anniversary gemstone and associated with eternity, truth and faith.

 

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