Garnet is the name of a group, or family, of minerals. So many varieties of garnets exist, it is simply mesmerising! On WhatIsGarnet.com, you can find out all about garnets, the different types and what makes them all individually unique.
Garnets are very common, found all over the earth in great abundance, it is no surprise they were also the first items used in jewelry production. Often times garnets look like they are a product of the cutter’s wheel, ground down into oddly shaped faceted spheres. The beautiful text book form, clean lines and sharp colors in every hue make Garnets a species well worth devoting an entire collection towards. In fact, many noted collectors have specialized in garnet specimens.