Gemstone Guide

 

Birthstone of January
Bold and mysterious, garnet’s deep orange-red hues have been referenced in ancient texts throughout history. The alluring gem is known for it’s durability and is excellent for daily wear.

Garnet

Bold and mysterious, garnet’s deep orange-red hues have been referenced in ancient texts throughout history. The alluring gem is known for it’s durability and is excellent for daily wear.Read More

Color Deep Orange Red
Gem Species Garnet
Hardness 6.5 - 7.5
Toughness Good
Stability Good
Clarity Type II - Very Slightly Included/VSI
Common Inclusions Needles, Mineral Inclusions
Crystal System Cubic
Enhancements None
Gemstone Care Avoid Steam Cleaning,Ultrasonic Cleaner with Caution,Soap, water, and soft brush
Chemicals to Avoid Hydrofluoric Acid
Note *Do not use harsh chemicals or ultrasonic cleaners at home*
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