come in lustrous reds, rich oranges, and striking greens. Red
Garnets, also known as Almandite Garnets, are
the most widely available, and range from purplish to orangey
reds. As early as 3100 BC, Egyptians along the Nile worked Red
Garnet into beads and inlays. Noah is said to have recognized
Garnet’s inner fire and used it as a lamp. Spessartite
Garnets are the orange members of the Garnet family. They are
more rare than red, and come in delightful varieties of reddish
orange to citrus colored orange. Lastly, are the green Garnets.
Tsavorite Garnet is a sparkly deep green, an
excellent substitute for Emerald. Demantoid
Garnet is the most rare. It ranges from yellowish green to green,
and has the brilliance of a diamond. Garnets are a fascinating
species of gemstone, relatively durable, plentiful, and provide
a wealth of sparkle and color.