While garnet is mostly known as a rich, red stone, garnet is actually a name used for a larger group of minerals that can occur in multiple colours. Hessonite garnet is a specific grossularite form of garnet most known for a warm, yellow to reddish tone. It is suitable to be worn by the people with an Aquarius Zodiac sign. Also, Hessonite in referred as the birthstone of January. Garnet minerals such as hessonite garnet are found throughout the world but the best-known hessonite garnet deposits are in Sri Lanka.
Most of the spinels of a “ruby-red colour” are produced from alluvial deposits in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, and other countries. Other countries where spinel is mined include: Afghanistan, Nepal, Tajikistan, Australia, Madagascar, Nigeria, and Tanzania. While August’s newly designated official birthstone is widely recognized in its deep red variety, spinel is also available in a wide range of colours. Pure spinel is colourless, but impurities give rise to a spectrum of choices, from peach, pink and red to green, blue and purple.