To be honest I never used to be much of a fan of Garnet. I'd only really seen the brown red pieces, and large dull grossular crystals that didn't catch my eye. Then I did a little more reading and found these beautiful rose cut Almandine garnets with their rich jammy colour and brilliant hard reflective shine, and I've fallen in love.
Garnets have colour, fire, strength and are steeped in history. What's not to love?! I've collected some funky facts about this family of gemstones for your reading pleasure and general edification. Hope you enjoy!