How is garnet formed?

Answer Most people think of garnets as the deep-red stones often seen in jewelry, but the semiprecious gems are found in every color except blue. Legend has it that the January birthstone has healing prop... Read More »

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Where does garnet come from?

Although mined in many places in the world, the majority of modern garnets come from Africa. India, Russia and Central and South American countries also produce garnet. Garnets are primarily deep r... Read More »

Where is Garnet located?

There are three towns and communities named Garnet. Garnet, California, is in Riverside County. Garnet, Montana, is a small town located in Missoula County, near the state's western border. Garnet,... Read More »

What Is Garnet Shellac?

Garnet shellac is a rich brown polish used primarily on dark woods. Shellac is derived from the resin secreted by the lac insect. It is often mixed with alcohol to use as a wood polish and filler.S... Read More »

What gives garnet its color?

Garnets are allochromatic. They come in different colors such as red, orange or green because of trace element impurities within the stones. The absorption of light by these trace element impuritie... Read More »