Where is Amethyst Found?

Most of us are familiar with the amethyst gemstone but where is amethyst found in the world?  Amethyst is quite common and is found on all continents, with the larger deposits currently being mined in South America, Africa and North America.  The largest global producer is Brazil with an annual production...

Deep red Pyrope is the most admired Garnet birthstone – but there are many other types of Garnet.

The birthstone for January is Garnet and the deep red varieties are the most well known and admired. Garnet is not actually one type of gemstone, but the name of a group of similar gemstones which occur in a variety of beautiful colors. The types of garnet used in jewelry are andradite, almandine, grossular, spessartine and...

January Garnet Jewelry

Garnet types and colors Source: American Gem Society The birthstone for January is the garnet which is named after its similarity in color to the red pomegranate seed. Garnet is associated with trust and loyalty and garnet jewelry is often given as a gift to those with birthdays in...