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Uvarovite

Uvarovite is the name for a group of garnets that are deep green in colour. The rich colour of the group is derived from chromium. Uvarovite usually consists of small, highly lustrous crystals coating a host rock. As such, they can only be cut as very small crystals, or set into jewellery as druzy specimens.

Uvarovite was named after Count Uvarov, a Russian statesman and gem collector. Deposits of this garnet variety have been found in Finland, India, Canada, Poland, Russia and the USA.

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