The name garnet is derived from a Latin word, “Garanatus” which means “seedlike.” The name was in reference to the rich red seeds of a pomegranate. The stones were very popular in Europe during the 18th and 19th century. It is believed to promote good health and combat diseases related to the heart, skin, and lungs by enhancing strength, endurance and energy.
Garnet is a combined name for silicate minerals which include Pyrope, Spessartine, Grossular, Almandine, Uvarovite, Mozambique, and Andradite, making it a diversified gemstone.
Mineral Family- Group of silicate minerals including Pyrope, Spessartine, Grossular, Almandine, Uvarovite, Mozambique, And Andradite
Refractive Index– 1.72–1.94
Hardness– 7 – 7.5
Color- All colors (rarely blue)
Other Deposits- Brazil, India, Mozambique, Sri Lanka