Garnet is a type of stone and it is widely used in jewelry making. Most of the time stones are considered great in respect to person's health and wealth options. Every nation and communities have different concepts related to stones. There are numerous nations who consider stones as a symbol of their success in this life. Though garnet stones are often identified by their red, ruby-like color, garnets are actually available in a range of colors including green, yellow and orange. Some varieties of garnet have color-changing properties when exposed to differing levels of light. Garnets are highly reflective and relatively hard, though some varieties of garnet are more brittle than others.The fabulous garnet gemstone is very common and can be found in many areas around the world.Due to the abundance of garnet gemstone material available around the world, they are one of the least expensive gemstones on the market and are not used as often as many other types of gemstones for that very reason.
The name Garnet comes from Latin word and all jewelry industry is highly based on this word. Number of people and industrialist are taking advantage of this element. Numerous people in different parts of world like to wear garnet in their daily wear. Garnet is always classified on the basis of its compositions. There are different species of garnet most of them are classified on the base of chemical composition. They are pyrope, almandine, spessartite, grossular (varieties of which is hessonite or cinnamon-stone and tsavorite), uvarovite and andradite. Garnet ahs two solid solutions: pyrope-almandine-spessartite and 2. Uvarovite-grossular-andradite. Following are Garnet group species:
Almandine: Fe3Al2 (SiO4)3
Pyrope: Mg3Al2 (SiO4)3
Spessartite: Mn3Al2 (SiO4)3.
There are numerous species of garnet group; following are some less common species of garnet group:
Calcium in X site
Morimotoite: Ca3Ti4+Fe2+ (SiO4)3
Hydroxide bearing - calcium in X site
Hydrogrossular: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3-x(OH) 4x
Hibschite: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3-x(OH)4x (where x is between 0.2 and 1.5)
Katoite: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3-x(OH)4x (where x is greater than 1.5)
Magnesium or manganese in X site
Garnet is widely used in jewelry making and many other purposes. Garnet is use in USA and it is widely known as birthstone of January. It is also used in state mineral of Connecticut. It is also sued in New York as gemstone. Green garnet is very famous and gives new and nice effect to wearing. Garnet rings are very common and attractive. Garnet diamond ring is easily available at online shopping stores and any one can purchase them at economical rates. Garnet jewelry has been used for many years. Mardien garnet is very famous and it is also used in numerous jewelry styles.