Featured Gem Garnet

garnet

Garnets are a set of closely related minerals forming a group, with gemstones in almost every color.

The garnet group of related mineral species offers gems of every hue, including fiery red pyrope, vibrant orange spessartine, and rare intense-green varieties of grossular and andradite.

BIRTHSTONE: January
overview
You might think of garnets as only red, but they are found in a great variety of colors. Of the choices of colors, you can find garnets in greens, purples, reds, oranges, and pinkish colors. Red is only more common than the other colors of garnets. The rarest is the tsavorite, the green garnet.
Garnet Earring
Garnet Ring
Garnet Bracelet
tsavo park

Campbell Bridges mined tsavorite garnet in Kenya near Tsavo National Park.

faberge

The imperial Russian jeweler created intricate jewelry designs for demantoid garnet.

3800 BC

A stylish red garnet bead necklace found in a grave in Egypt is more than 5,000 years old.

QUALITY FACTORS 
color
Color Diamond

Garnet includes affordable dark red varieties, rare and valuable greens, and many colors in between.

clarity
Clarity Diamond

Garnet clarity often depends on garnet type. Red garnets often don't have eye-visible inclusions.

cut
Cut Diamond

Many garnets are cut into standard shapes and calibrated sizes to allow setting into manufactured jewelry.

carat weight
Carat Weight Diamond

Garnets can be found in all sizes and weights, although some varieties are rare in large sizes.

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