New Shipment of Grossular Garnet has arrived!

A new shipment of wonderful grossular garnet crystals have arrived.  Beautiful grossular garnet mineral from Mexico is one of six varieties of garnet.  Each single crystal shows the natural dodecahedral form of the garnet group.  These samples, from Mexico, are approximately 0.75 to 1 inch in size.  Sold singly.

Garnets are actually a family of minerals which are all very similar.  These minerals are often found in metamorphic rocks such as schist.  Garnet is fairly hard and is a 6.5 to 7.5 on the Mohs hardness scale which has a range from 1 (softest) to 10 (hardest).  These minerals often form as dodecahedrons and trapezohedrons but can also form in groups or masses of crystals.  Garnets have a colorless , a glassy luster, and will fracture if broken.  There are actually six types of garnets:

  • almandine (red to violet red color)
  • spessartite (yellowish orange to reddish brown color)
  • pyrope (dark red color)
  • grossular (green yellow, reddish orange color)
  • andradite (colorless, yellow, green, or brown to black color)
  • uvarovite (brilliant green color)

The garnets which are often used as gemstones are typically a dark red color; however, the brilliant green of uvarovite is rare and very prized.  Garnet is the birthstone of January and the gemstone of the second wedding anniversary.

Shop now for your new grossular garnet crystals!

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