The Garnet is a large family of gems.

Hessonite, almandine, tsavorite, pyrope, rhodolite, uvarovite, malaye, grossular, and spessarite make up the cornucopia of color we call garnet. Garnet can also be a combination of uneuphonious (or mixture) that indicates the groups of garnet present. One example of this is pyrolspite. (a mixture of pyrope, almandine, and spessarite garnet.) This stone has an amazing multi level color tone of deep red, orange, and pink.garnet


Garnet was first used in jewelry 3500 years ago, but became extremely popular in Europe in the 1800’s.

The popularity of garnets may have been due to the discovery of garnets in Bavaria. Garnets were first discovered in America around 1820. (Virginia around 1870.) Garnets are also found in Greenland, Sweeden, Norway, U.S.S.R., Japan, and Australia. Garnet ranges in color from deep yellow, many shades of green, deep reds, oranges, grey, and black. Garnet measures 6.5 to 7.5 on the Mohs’ hardness scale. 


Price Range:

For 1 to 5 carats:

  1. Malaye – $50 to $600 p/c
  2. Hessonite – $75 to $800 p/c
  3. Pyrope – $20 to $250 p/c
  4. Rhodolite – $50 to $650 p/c
  5. Uvarovite – $50 to $500 p/c
  6. Grossular – $20 to $500 p/c
  7. Spessarite – $50 to $800 p/c (green)
  8. Tsavorite – $350 – $2800 p/c (green)
  9. Demantoid – $700 to $4000 p/c




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