This particular stone comes from a group of differently colored minerals that
share a common chemical composition. Its name is a Latin derivative of "grain"
because of its rounded crystal shape. Garnet is popularly known for its red color;
almandine and pyrope.
- Color of streak : White
- Cleavage : Imperfect
- Fracture : Conchoidal, Splintery, brittle
- Crystal System : Isometric; rhombic, dodecahedron, icositetrahedron
- Double Refraction : Only rhodolite
- Pleochroism : None
- Fluorescence : None
- Transparency : Transparent, translucent