Grossular Garnet Genstones & Jewelry
There's Just Something About a Stone
I don't know what it is about Garnet that intrigues me so much. I guess it is the idea that the mineral took thousands of years to form underground. The forms it makes naturally is amazing and each one is uniquely different.
Grossular Garnet was found for the first time in the 1960s in Kenya. It comes in several shades, the most popular being green and red. It is usually found in limestone.
I think it is fun to look at in it's natural state, growing against the stone like the purple shades of amethysts. Maybe one day I will be able to afford a nice sized chunk of it.
Grossular Garnet Grows Inside Rock - You will Have to Break Open Many Rocks to Find One
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Grossular Garnet Jewelry
I think it is awesome that you can get pictures of whatever you want on postage stamps In this case, you can get a photo of one of your favorite gemstones ( Gossular Garnet) on a stamp to send to all your friends. I love the idea.