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All about Garnets!

Garnet, known for its deep red hues, has been cherished for centuries as a symbol of love and commitment. What makes this gemstone even more fascinating are its different varieties, each with its unique charm. Two standout varieties that we are thrilled to feature in our upcoming 'Seasons' collection, set to launch in the first week of April, are Rhodolite and Spessartite.

Rhodolite: This mesmerizing variety showcases a captivating blend of violet and red tones, giving it a truly distinctive allure. Its name is derived from the Greek word "rhodon," meaning rose, perfectly capturing the romantic essence of this beautiful gem.

Spessartite: Known for its warm and fiery orange hues, Spessartite garnet adds a touch of vibrancy and energy to any piece of jewelry. Its name is inspired by the Spessart district in Bavaria, Germany, where it was first discovered.

Demantoid: renowned for its rarity, is a distinguished green garnet. Garnets can even display the color-change phenomenon akin to the scarce gemstone alexandrite.

Despite their varied appearances, all garnets share the same fundamental crystal structure while differing in chemical composition. There exist over twenty garnet categories, referred to as species, yet only five hold significant commercial value as gemstones. These five are pyrope, almandine (also known as almandite), spessartine, grossular (grossularite), and andradite. Uvarovite, the sixth, is a green garnet typically found in crystals too small for cutting; however, it is occasionally set as clusters in jewelry. Many garnets are chemical amalgamations of two or more garnet species.

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