Garnet

Garnets are the birthstone for January. Typically thought of as deep reddish gems, they actually occur in every color. The most elusive color is blue, but examples have been found in East Africa and Madagascar. Mali produces an array of yellow to golden to bright green garnets simply known as Mali Garnets while Kenya and Tanzania produce the famed Tsavorite and Merelani Mint Green Garnets. Russia, Iran, Namibia and other locales produce gem quality Demantoid green garnet. Newer editions to the ever growing garnet family include Mahenge Garnet which rival spinels and sapphires in their brilliant colors and transparency, color change Garnets from East Africa, fuchsia and purple rhodolite Garnets, and MORE!