Oftentimes, Garnet is associated with the deep red color crystal only, when in fact it comes in almost all rainbow spectrums.
Garnet is actually referring to a group of silicate minerals that come in different colors ranging from pink, violet, green, orange, brown, colorless, and black. As a gemstone, Garnet is relatively hard with a Mohs scale rating of 7-7.5 which is well suited to any jewelry setting.
The American Gem Trade Association adopted Garnet as the official birthstone for the month of January. Traditionally, the gem is designated for the 2nd and 6th wedding anniversary.
In ancient tradition, it was said that garnet as an amulet could serve as a protection for travelers. They believed that the gemstone can cure any diseases, preserve health and could guard a traveler from danger all throughout his journey. Renowned as a protective gem, garnets were found in burial sites, as it was also thought to guide and protect the dead during the journey to the afterlife.
Garnet is known for its versatility and myriad of colors making it an ideal for several jewelry pieces such as necklaces, rings, pendants, bracelets and earrings. Regardless of the occasion, garnet fits as a gift to your loved ones and friends. With a whole lot of sophisticated jewelry designs and color options, rest assured it makes a simple occasion extra special.
The vast majority of Garnet can be found in Africa, Sri Lanka, India, Russia and South America.
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