- Uvarovite: typically a bright green
- Pyrope: purplish-red when cross-bred with Almandite.
- Grossularite: pink, orange – cinnamon brown is called hessonite. The Tsavorite variation refers to the dark green color.
- Almandite: variations of this type of garnet are best used as an abrasive, such as in sandpaper.
- Andradite: carries titanium and is black, damantoid is a rich green variety.
- Spessarite: red through shades of orange when cross-bred with Pyrope.
By: Vanscoy Diamonds
Happy New Year! How many people do you know that are new years' babies? Are they successful? Research shows that babies born in the first quarter of the year are more successful at school which carries over into other aspects of their life as they grow older. This month we'll be celebrating the January baby and their birthstone, the garnet. Garnets can be found from Alaska to Arizona and across to New York within the United State's mining operations. Junior level geologists and gemologists enjoy the naturally occurring garnets that can be found close to the surface with little to no picking. There are six common garnet species: