Garnet is not a single mineral, but describes a group of several closely related minerals. Garnets come in a variety of colors and have many different varieties. However, the most widely-known color of Garnet gemstones is dark red.
|Color||Red, Green, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Pink, Purple, Gray, Black|
|Mohs scale hardness||6.5 - 7.5|
|Specific gravity||3.50 - 4.30|
|Refractive index||1.730 - 1.760|