Garnet occurs in several different varieties, with different characteristics:
These varieties are made up of widely differing chemical structures and can be composed of a mixture of the different kinds.
|Almandine||Red with violet tint|
|Andradite||usually not suitable for jewellery|
|Grossular||Green, yellow, brown|
|Hessonite||also known as cinnamon stone - brown/orange|
|Demantoid||Green - can be confused with emerald|
|Spessartite||Orange to red-brown|
|Rhodolite||Rose or pale violet type of pyrope|
|Pyrope||Red with brown tint|
These various varieties have of course different values, but you will most often see pyrope or almandine set in jewellery, and they are not expensive if they are small. The green varieties of garnet are rare and can be very valuable, and so are sometimes faked using doublets of red garnet with green glass underneath.
Byezantium always has a wide range of garnet jewellery to choose from.
|In the shop we have silver and Garnet:|
|bracelets - earrings - pendants - studs -|
|in gold and Garnet: |
brooches - earrings - necklaces - pendants - rings -
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