Lotus Garnet Light Opal Jewelry

14k Yellow Gold Ring with a 2.36 ct Mint Garnet accented with Purple Garnets (Style RMGCU520236C)

14k Yellow Gold Neckpiece with 10.79 tcw Purple Garnets and 3.10 tcw Tsavorites accented with Diamonds (Style NGPRD9001079C)

Purple Garnet Example

Purple Garnet

Origin: Mozambique and East Africa

Species: Garnet

Hardness: 7 to 7.5 on Mohs Scale

Birthstone Month: January

The remarkable discovery of purple garnet in Mozambique just a few years ago marked a significant milestone in the gemstone world. This particular shade of vivid purple is unique to Mozambique, with no other location on Earth producing garnets of such extraordinary hue. The deposit of purple garnet is primarily found in alluvial settings, within riverbeds, resulting in abundant findings during the early stages of mining.

However, the current production levels have dwindled significantly, now amounting to only 10% of its previous output. This scarcity has elevated the desirability and value of this breathtaking gem, making it exceptionally rare in the market. As a result, there has been a surge in international demand for this beautiful purple garnet, with gem enthusiasts and collectors eagerly seeking to possess this coveted gemstone.

Garnet, a gemstone with a rich history spanning thousands of years, has been cherished in the realm of jewelry. Alongside its aesthetic appeal, garnet is believed to possess properties that promote strength, courage, and passion. In ancient times, it was revered for its perceived ability to protect travelers on their journeys and bring success in business endeavors. These beliefs have contributed to the enduring popularity of garnet as a gemstone imbued with symbolic significance and intrinsic value.

Learn more on our Podcast:

Gem Junkies episode: Oh Gosh Garnet!!