Now if you were getting confused remembering the difference between Mali, Malaia and Malaya Garnet, we thought we would add just one more: introducing the very rare and highly sought after Merelani Mint Garnet. The gem is a Grossular Garnet and is very similar to the famous Tsavorite Garnet, but a far lighter shade of green.
It received its name from the area where it was discovered in Tanzania (well, apart from the “Mint” part which, for once, simply describes its colour). The gem is mined in the exact same location as Tanzanite and, although its colour differs, it is equally as beautiful with gorgeous lustre and incredible brilliance; in terms of availability, it is infinitely rarer than its popular housemate Tanzanite! The gem is also known as Mint Garnet or Mint Grossular Garnet.