This is another large grossular garnet with the characteristic “sugar” or as we call them “snow” inclusions. The inclusions are small crystals spread throughout the stone. Parts of the rough stone had large swaths with so many crystals as to impede the flow of light. These were cut out of the stone leaving the resultant trillion. Very nice deep yellow color in this stone, the small crystal inclusions add interest, and also serve to prove it is a natural stone.
Yellow Grossular Garnet
1 in stock
17.4 x 11.1
Garnets occur in every color but blue.
The largest garnet ever found was actually discovered underground in New York City, below Broadway and 7th The size of a bowling ball, this garnet weighs about ten pounds and currently resides in the archives of the American Museum of Natural History.
The word garnet comes from the Latin word “granatus” for pomegranate.
Imperial Russian jeweller, Faberge, famously crafted pieces with demantoid garnet.
A stylish red garnet bead necklace found in a grave in Egypt is more than 5,000 years old.
Garnet is the birthstone for January and the gem for the 2nd wedding anniversary.