Garnets come in a full range of colors from green to yellow to orange to red. Their refractive index is 6.5 to 7.5. The main types are Almandine – red with violet tint, Pyrope – red, Spessartite – orange to brown-red, Grossular – green to yellow-brown. Some Tanzanian garnets display color change with different lighting. Tsavorite Garnets, found in Tanzania, are mint green to emerald green. Beautiful mint green garnets come from Merelani, Tanzania. Garnets have amazing fire, second only to diamonds.
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