10.59cts African Garnet Rough – Facet Grade
Hardness: 6.5 – 7
This piece of garnet rough from Africa has a beautiful colour. The video will show what the color of the stone will look like.
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