Know Garnet Stone, Properties & Benefits
Garnet stone is Birthstone for January Month as per western astrology. Garnets are a set of closely related minerals forming a group, with gemstones in almost every color, including fiery Red Pyrope, vibrant orange Spessartine, and rare intense-green varieties of Grossular and Andradite. Garnet stone is Isotropic; Singly Refractive. Refractive Index lies between 1.714 – 1.888. Specific Gravity range of Garnet is 3.47 – 4.15. Hardness of Garnet is 6.5 – 7.5 on Moh’s scale.
Garnets are a set of closely related minerals that form a group, resulting in gemstones in almost every color. Red garnets have a long history, but modern gem buyers can pick from a rich palette of garnet colors: greens, oranges, pinkish oranges, deeply saturated purplish reds, and even some blues.
Red Garnet Stone is one of the most common and widespread of gems, found in metamorphic rocks (which are rocks altered by heat and pressure) on every continent. But not all garnets are as abundant as the red ones. A Green Garnet stone, Tsavorite, also occurs in metamorphic rocks, but it’s rarer because it needs unusual rock chemistries and special conditions to form.
Demantoid is a rare and famous Green Garnet, Spessartine (also called Spessarite) is an orange garnet, and Rhodolite is a beautiful purple-red Garnet. Garnets can even exhibit the color-change phenomenon similar to the rare gemstone alexandrite.
There are more than twenty garnet categories, called species, but only five are commercially important as gems. Those five are Pyrope, almandine (also called Almandite), Spessartine, Grossular (Grossularite), and andradite. A sixth, Uvarovite, is a green garnet that usually occurs as crystals too small to cut. It’s sometimes set as clusters in jewelry. Many garnets are chemical mixtures of two or more garnet species. Buy Garnet stone online at best Price. Buy Garnet stone in India at Shubh Gems, New Delhi or order Garnet stone online from anywhere. Shubh Gems, India delivers Certified Natural Garnet stone without any delivery charges.