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An oval cut garnet gemstone featured in a silver pendant

Garnet Gemstone Guide

Available in an array of rich, eye-catching colors, garnet is one of the most delightfully diverse of all gemstones. It's commonly found in deep red hues, but its palette also includes dazzling oranges, vibrant greens and saturated purples. This stunning gemstone was used to make jewelry in ancient times and continues to be a popular choice for beautiful gemstone jewelry today.

What is a garnet?

What makes garnets so wonderfully distinctive is that they’re actually a family of several closely related gemstones, each one called a species. Garnet varieties are found all over the world, most notably in India, China, Australia and the United States. The six garnet species specifically used in jewelry include almandine, spessartine, grossular, pyrope, andradite and uvarovite, the rarest garnet type — this variation is emerald green in color and is often too small to cut. Garnet in any form is the birthstone for January.
A cushion cut garnet gemstone set in a white gold ring

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