Have you ever wondered about the many different varieties of garnet? While garnet is commonly thought of as a deep red stone, it is also found in many different types and colors. In this article, we’ll look at the many garnets used as semi-precious gemstones in handmade jewelry.
Lapis Lazuli is found where limestone or marble have been altered by contact metamorphism from hydrothermal activity. In these rocks, the host rock undergoes mineral replacement with lazurite, developing into lapis lazuli within the stratigraphy.