Garnet is the name of a group of minerals that come in a rainbow of colors, from deep red in the pyrope garnet (pictured above), to the vibrant green of tsavorites. The most common color of garnet ranges from fire red to a deep violet-red hue.
Fuchsite, also known as chrome mica is one of the matrices that this gemstone is found. Fuchsite fluoresces lime green under a normal longwave U.V. light which surely is a site to see! It measures (1' 8" tall, 11" wide and 5.5" thickness) it weighs (52 LBS).
The garnet jewelry collection is available in all three galleries and the Fuchsite-garnet will be featured in our Santa Fe location beginning January 2022.
Learn more about minerals & fossils.