Where does garnet come from?

Answer 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 »

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How to Tumble Garnet?

Many jewelry-makers and gem collectors like to tumble their own stones. This gives them control over various finishes as well as the size of the resulting stones. Some stones are easy to tumble in ... Read More »

How is garnet formed?

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 »

What is an orange garnet?

Although the garnet is an ancient gem, the orange garnet is a newly discovered variety, found in Namibia, Africa, in 1993. The orange garnet is also known as the Mandarin garnet.The Origin of Orang... 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 »