Garnet is the collective name for a group of minerals. This varied mineral group makes the stone diverse and contributes to the wide range of red and orange colours. These stones have been around for over 5000 years, so they’ve certainly stood the test of time. They’re commonly used in jewellery and are often confused with rubies.
Due to its abundance and availability worldwide, garnet stone come in many forms and varieties. Currently, most of these gems come from the USA, India, Shri Lanka and Brazil, but they have been mined on almost every continent in the past.