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Garnets

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The gem of plenty, garnets is one of the few gemstone varieties that spans a broad spectrum of color. Named for its likeness to pomegranate seeds, garnets is best known for its shades of red, but most are surprised to learn that garnet is found in multiply hues of pink, purple green, yellow and brown

The name garnet comes from the medieval Latin “grantus,” meaning pomegranate, in reference to the similarity in color. Thousands of years ago, red Garnet necklace’s adorned the necks of Egypt’s pharaohs, and were entombed with their mummies as prized possessions for the afterlife.

With many different garnets species, the sources for this gem vary. Most tsavorite garnets come from East African countries of Tanzania, Kenya and Madagascar. Russia is recognized as the source for high- quality demantoid garnets.

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