Green Garnet Beads
Green Garnet (Grossularite) is a yellow, green, and brown member of the garnet family. The term garnet actually refers to a group of more than ten different gemstones that have a similar chemical composition. While the red varieties of this gemstone are most familiar, garnet can also be found in various shades of pink, green, yellow, orange, brown, and black. Blue garnets, which are extremely rare, were discovered in the late 1990’s in Madagascar.
Deposits of Grossularite garnet are found in Canada, Kenya, Mali, Pakistan, Siberia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Tanzania, and the United States.