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Garnets - an extremely large family of minerals with many chemical and jewelry varieties and trade names. The basic varieties of this mineral are:<br />- Almandine (deep red, brown red to black)<br />- Pyrope (red, pink red, blood red and sometimes colorless.)<br />- Spessartine (from yellow, red to brown)<br />- Andradite (yellow, red, brown, black - demantoid green)<br />- Grossular ( yellow, orange, red, brown, black can be colorless )<br />- Uvarovite (green)<br />It is extremely rare to form pure large crystals. They are usually small and not always well educated.<br /><br />For centuries, garnets have been used in jewelry as e.g. crown stones. Used as collector minerals.