For decades we've specialized in rare colored gemstones and minerals, in addition to the award-winning custom jewelry work we offer. If there's a color gem specimen in the world, we know all about it!
Starting January 2018 we'll be hosting in-store Gemstone presentations called 'Inside the Vault', and this month we're talking all about GARNET.
Garnet is the January birthstone, but many people do not realize that garments come in almost every color of the rainbow. Typically the deep red birthstone you see offered by most jewelers and retailers is the most widely available variety of garnets, known as almandine.
The garnet family is comprised of many closely related mineral species that vary in color, refraction (sparkle) and chemical composition. At The Gem Vault we always carry or can bring in the more unusual varieties of Garnet, including:
- Tsavorite - A fine rich green
- Spessartite - Sparkling orange or red-orange
- Mali - Yellow-green champagne-like hues, with intense sparkle
- Rhodolite - Pinkish-purple or rose-colored
- And many other members of the garnet family!
Join us Inside The Vault Thursday January 18th at 7pm, and save 25% on all garnet jewelry throughout the month.