- Brand: Casa de plata
- Product Code: CSR-174
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Garnet is extensively used as a gem. The name is said to have been
derived from the colour of the gem varieties, red garnets having been
compared to the flowers and seeds of the pomegranate-tree.
The most common colour of Garnet is red, the most usual tones being tinged with brown, yellow and violet. Green garnet, the colour of which is similar to that of the emerald, though usually more yellowish or brownish, is also cut as a gem, but less frequently. Black garnets also occur and are used in mourning jewellery. Blue is a colour conspicuous by its complete absence in the garnet group.
Amongst all varieties there are numerous specimens of perfect clearness and transparency, sometimes combined with the deepest and darkest shade of colour which are cut as gems.