When and how was Garnet discovered?
The name Garnet is derived from the Latin name Granatum, a pomegranate.
What is the colour of Garnet?
Garnet is available in a veritable plethora of colours: such as yellow, orange, peach, green, red, purple, blue, brown and pink. The most common colour is red and the rarest is blue.
The colour of garnet is the most important quality factor.
Where is Garnet Sourced?
Garnet is found all over the world. Different types of garnet occur in different locations.
Garnet is found in metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary rocks. Most garnet near the Earths surface forms when a sedimentary rock with a high aluminium content, is subjected to heat and pressure intense enough to produce schist or gneiss.
What is the hardness of Garnet?
The Mohs Scale of Hardness measures a substance’s hardness. Garnet measures a 6.5 – 7.5 on the Mohs Scale which means a diamond is harder than garnet.
What are some interesting facts about Garnet?
Garnet is a stone of regeneration and energising. Garnet can boost the energy of an entire system and revitalise it.
It is said to be stabilising in that it can bring order to chaos whether internal or external.
Buy coloured gemstones by size and not by carat weight. Coloured stones vary in size to weight ratio. Some stones are larger and others are smaller than diamonds by weight in comparison.