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Mineral: garnet
Gem: grossular (var: hessonite)
Cut: native step cut square
Origin: unknown
General Info: The name almandine comes from the Anotolian city of Alabanda; the name Andradite comes from the Brazilian mineralogist J.B. d'Andrada; the name Grossular comes from the Greek "grossularia", "meaning gooseberry"; the name Pyrope comes from the Greek "pyropos", meaning "fire-eyed" for its red color; the name Spessartite comes from Spessart mining district in Bavaria; and the name Uvarovite comes from the Russian noble man, Count Sergei Uvarov. The garnets make up two solid solution series; 1) pyrope-almandine-spessarite and 2) uvarovite-grossularite-andradite. The majority of garnet goes into the manufacture of sand-paper.
Additional Information
A grossular garnet with good optical properties, the brown, to brown red and orangish varieties are sometimes called hessonite. Other names include cinnamon stone and Kanel stone.