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'''Garnet''' is one of the three gemstones known under the ancient classification of ''carbuncle''. Garnets appear in several types, including ''pryope'' (blood red) and ''alamandine'' (purple-red). Often these two types appear together in the same stone. Among the lesser known types are ''demantoid'' and ''Tsavorite'', both of which are a vivid green color. These latter two types were unknown in the Middle Ages. Tsavorite was only discovered in 1974.
 
'''Garnet''' is one of the three gemstones known under the ancient classification of ''carbuncle''. Garnets appear in several types, including ''pryope'' (blood red) and ''alamandine'' (purple-red). Often these two types appear together in the same stone. Among the lesser known types are ''demantoid'' and ''Tsavorite'', both of which are a vivid green color. These latter two types were unknown in the Middle Ages. Tsavorite was only discovered in 1974.
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Revision as of 07:22, 26 August 2006

Garnet is one of the three gemstones known under the ancient classification of carbuncle. Garnets appear in several types, including pryope (blood red) and alamandine (purple-red). Often these two types appear together in the same stone. Among the lesser known types are demantoid and Tsavorite, both of which are a vivid green color. These latter two types were unknown in the Middle Ages. Tsavorite was only discovered in 1974.