A precious stone variety that is renowned for its famous red colour. A gemstone that is found in many parts of the world, in ingenious (hardened molten rock), metamorphic and sedimentary rock formations. Whilst associated with shades of the colour red, garnets can be found in an array of colours, including shades of green. Garnets are known for their variety of industrial applications, and what is interesting to note is that unlike other popular gemstones, garnets come in a variety of mineral types, for what unites them is the common mineral structure. With the types Almandine, Spessartine, Pyrope, Grossular being the more popular, owing to their higher score in Mohs scale (6.5 – 7.5). As precious stone options, garnet can be considered as great alternatives to rubies. Long being recognized as a gemstone of value, with uses going back thousands of years. With the rare blue garnet being a special variety.