Garnet is the Birth stone of the month of
January. Oilpearl has a wide range of loose garnets and also deals with custom jewelry for more than two decades. Please feel free to email us if you have any orders and we most warmly welcome you. We serve certificates from Gubelin, GIA- Gemological Institute of America, AIGS- Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences, Tokyo gem lab, GIT, GRS etc. Garnet has a wide variety and the basic
chemical components are calcium and
Aluminium and the presence of other
elements cause different color tones.
garnets are present in magmatic and
metamorphic rocks in the earth's crest.
Almandine is an iron alumina garnet. It is known for its deep red tones with slight purple hues too. They are widely available in Srilanka.
Pyrope is iron and chromium rich variety with deep red hue like Ruby. In greek it means fire or eye.
Mozambique garnet is a combination of Pyrope and almandine. It is originated from east Africa in Mozambique, hence the name. The colors are similar to rhodolite but tones are deeper.
Malaya/Malaia was discovered in Tanzania, near Umba Valley. It has Vivid Hue with color ranges like red-orange, pink-orange, and Brownish red hues.
Grossular is a Calcium- aluminium rich mineral. It is available is yellows and yellowish -green colors.
Mali garnet is a combination of Andradite Grossular. It is also called as
Grandite. Mali garnet was discovered in the Sandaré Mine in Mali’s Kayes region. The range of colors are yellow, greenish yellow,
yellowish brown, and brown.
Hydro Grossular garnet is bluish green,
green in color. It is a calcium aluminium garnet with hydroxide (OH) replacing silica SiO4.
Leuco- Colorless variety of Grossular
Uvarovite- chromium rich- vivid rich green
Proteus- grey, metallic colors
Garnets are a symbol of love, bravery and