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A carbuncle is a name for a specific type of garnet, usually referring to particularly red almandine garnets.
List of Carbuncles
a deep red carbuncle
|Description: The surfaces of this small, tear-shaped gem have been smoothed by wind or water, though a few scratches still report recent damage. In color, it competes with the deepest, darkest red found in the most valuable rubies, with a purplish-blue color present in the sparkling fire at its core.|