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Hear the word "garnet," and what invariably comes to mind is the image of the deep red pyrope garnets belonging to the pyralspites family.

Learn all there is to know about Pyrope Garnet gemstones. Discover everything from color variety, care tips, and gemstone value and become a Pyrope Garnet expert!

gem garnets Garnet is the name used for a large group of rock-forming minerals. These minerals share a common crystal structure and a generalized chemical composition of X3Y2(SiO4)3. In that composition, "X" can be Ca, Mg, Fe2+ or Mn2+, and "Y" can be Al, Fe3+, Mn3+, V3+ or Cr3+.  These minerals are found throughout the world in metamorphic, igneous, and sedimentary rocks. Most garnet found near Earth's surface forms when a sedimentary rock with a high aluminum content, such as shale, is…

Gem garnets, most people think that garnet is a red gemstone. However, garnet occurs in a wide variety of colors.

Garnet Crystal Ball  Beautiful. I love the color. Incensewoman

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You can see the amazing dispersion in this high quality facetted Titanite Sphene! I don't have it in my possession, but I'd love to!

I love this gorgeous gem not familiar to most people. The trade name is "Titanite". Sphene has the second highest dispersion 'fire' of any stone, the highest being demantoid garnet. The third highest is diamond.

Extremely rare  gemstone, member of the taaffeite family - Musgravite eye clean pear weighing 3.69 cts, from Tanzania.

Here is an extremely rare gemstone, member of the taaffeite family - Musgravite eye clean pear weighing cts, from Tanzania. Musgravite was discovered in 1967 in the Musgrave Range of South.

Tsavorite is the name usually associated with the darker green garnet, there is no universally accepted standard that designates which shade of green qualifies a stone as tsavorite. It is interesting to note that since the darker material is from Kenya and the lighter colors are from Tanzania, the Kenyans insist that only the darker stones should be called Tsavorites.

Tsavorite is the name usually associated with the darker green garnet, there is no universally accepted standard that designates which shade of green qualifies a stone as tsavorite. It is interesting.

Deep Green Veszelyite

Gorgeous Geology Terminated and lustrous crystals of blue-green Veszelyite from Black Pine Mine, Philipsburg, Granite County, Montana, USA.

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