To many people that means the dark red/brown Pyrope Garnets our grandparents wore. Boring right?..... Actually no. garnet is one of the most revered of gemstones and is produced by mother earth in a startling array of colors and hues.
Dazzle the senses - Due to their incredibly rich color
spectrum which assault our visual senses, garnets have made a name for
themselves by keeping pace with the evolution of style and the color trends in
fashion. In the jewelry world lately, garnets are a huge inspiration
to work with.
Garnets are hard, garnets are bright and being a singly
refractive gemstones their color hues are strong and very suited to fashion
which glories in robust hues. They are also one of the only gem types on the
planet today which undergo no gemological treatments whatsoever.
take a look at a few .....
TSAVORITE ( GREEN GARNET )
Tsavorite colors vary from a light yellowy green to deep, rich
forest green color. It has a particularly high brilliance that cannot be
compared with other green gemstones. They are now becoming one of the trendiest
Garnets in the gem/jewelry market. This can be accredited to the fact that it
is only found exclusively in the beautiful, wild area of Tsavo along the Kenya
and Tanzania border. Tsavorite has very few inclusions and is occasionally
flawless. It is also one of the world’s oldest gemstones, forming 60 million
years ago and is the rarest garnet… What a wonderful gem to have as a birthstone!
Tsavorite is the gemstone of kindness, strength,
wealth, energy and confidence. It is said to help one find their inner beauty,
directing one to their destiny. Thus it works as a stress reliever, improves
clarity of perception, knowledge about love and understanding for your partner.
Most of all though, they are truly beautiful!
RHODOLITE GARNET ( PINK/ PURPLE/RED GARNET )
The name Rhodolite Garnet originates from Greek “Rose Stone”.
This Garnet boasts a beautiful array of reds, pinks and a shade of violet,
which showcases all the brilliancy and the beauty of the Garnet. The Umba River
valley along the Kenya- Tanzania border is regarded as the source of the
world’s finest Rhodolite. There is one shade of Rhodolite Garnet, a stunning pinky, violet color (just like the round Rhodolite above) that is know as "Spirit Color", named by the local miners as it resembles the color of meth-elated spirit. These are particularly coveted by collectors and are extremely rare.
Rhodolite Garnet is the gem of inspiration; it
encourages kindness, compassion, love and helps one to fulfill their
life’s purpose. It is also a warm, sincere and trusting gemstone, which acts as
a source of inspiration thus illuminating positive energy.
MALAIA GARNET ( RED/ORANGE / PINK/ORANGE GARNET )
The term Malaia Garnet is borrowed from a Swahili word
“Malaya” which means “misfit”. They were discovered whilst Rhodolite Garnet was
being mined, the miners found these gems but they were not the same color and
they did not know what they were – they did not fit/match with what they were
This stunning gemstone varies from a gorgeous light to dark
pinkish orange, to reddish orange, to yellowish orange. Malaia Garnet is a beautiful, very rare gem
with explosive brilliance. It is only found in one location of the world, the
Umba Valley region in Tanzania.
Malaia Garnet is a happy and sharing gemstone, it brings joy,
friendship, pleasure and family togetherness. It promotes companionship,
affection and intimacy.
COLOR CHANGE GARNET
One of the most exceptional and rare gemstones is the Color
Change Garnet. A fabulous gemstone that changes color from green to red under
different light sources. Whilst most Color Change Garnets in the market today
are actually "color shift" Garnets in that they do not display a
complete change in color. Fine Color Change specimens exhibit a full color
change from green to red in different lights just as Alexandrite does. This wonderful gemstone is
sought out by gem collectors for its beauty and extreme rarity.
A beautiful Color Change Garnet from The Rare Gemstone Company
Some people call this gem an aura stone, because it exhibits
many different colors at some point during the day.
Color Change Garnets provide the wearer with a protective
influence, as well as a calming sensation. This garnet can come in handy as a
dream catcher and give the owner pleasant dreams.