Hardness: 6.5 – 7
This garnet has a beautiful rich purple colour and a fantastic cut. The stone comes alive with flashes when rotated.
The name Garnet? may come from either the Middle English word gernet meaning dark red, or the Latin granatus (grain), possibly a reference to the Punica granatum (pomegranate), a plant with red seeds similar in shape, size, and color to some garnet crystals. Garnet species are found in many colors including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black, pink and colorless. The rarest of these is the blue garnet