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Garnet

Garnets are a set of closely related minerals that form a group with gemstones in almost every colour.

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The garnet group of related mineral species offers gems of every hue, including fiery red pyrope, vibrant orange spessartine and rare intense-green varieties of grossular and andradite.

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Diamond

A ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum

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Rubies have always been held in high esteem in Asian countries. They were used to ornament armor of noblemen in India and China.

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