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    Garnet

    Garnet ring

    Birthstone January

    Garnet is the birthstone of January. It is said to eliminate negative feelings and promote self-confidence and tranquility. Some believe it also brings good health, wealth, and happiness to its wearer.

    It is a gemstone with a rich history that plays an intriguing role in various cultures and eras.

    Garnet derives its name from the pomegranate or Malum Granatum, reflecting its most well-known red color. However, there are multiple color variations, each with their unique beauty. Garnet’s color can range from colorless to yellow, orange-red, and intense green!

    Rhodolite, as the most valuable red Garnet, and Demantoite and Tsavorite, as dazzling green gems, truly captivate enthusiasts.

    Remarkably, a rare form of garnet can change color depending on the light source. The finest stones have a blue-green color in daylight and purple to purplish-red in candlelight.

    With a hardness of 6.5 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale, Garnet is perfect for use in jewelry.

    Thousands of years ago, the gemstone was beloved by the pharaohs. They were buried with their mummies as precious possessions for the afterlife.

    Want to know more about garnets? GIA is our trusted source for gemstone information.

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