Garnet is the January Birthstone and the 2nd wedding anniversary gemstone.
Garnet colors: green, orange, pinkish-orange, deeply saturated purplish red, and even some blue.
Garnet, Garnet, dark red brown with warm pink light is wonderful, symbolizing passionate love and overflowing happiness.
Garnet is your Guardian Gem:
Born in January
2 year wedding anniversary
Birth in year of Mouse
The Earth destiny is mutual and the Fire destiny is compatible
Capricorn / Capricorn / Aries.
Garnet is the gem of love, capable of igniting passion in love and uplifting the soul. Garnet is erotic, arouses courage, and strengthens will.
Deep red garnet has the longest history and is the most popular, but these days you can own garnets in many different colors. Green, orange, rose-orange, burgundy, and navy. Gems Green Garnet: Demantoid , Tsavorite are the rarest.
Photo: Wide Variety of Garnets, GIA
In mineralogy, Garnet belongs to the quartz group. All garnet rocks have the same crystal structure, but different chemical compositions. Among more than 20 types of garnet, popular in jewelry making include: Almandine - Fe₃Al₂(SiO₄)₃, Andradite - Ca₃Fe₂(SiO₄)₃, Grossular - Ca₃Al₂(SiO₄)₃, Pyrope - Mg₃Al₂(SiO₄)₃, Rhodolite - (Mg, Fe)₃Al₂(SiO₄)₃, Spessartine - Mn₃Al₂(SiO₄)₃, Uvarovite - Ca₃Cr₂(SiO₄)₃. Hardness 6.5-7.5.
Garnet is found in Myanmar, India, Sri Lanka, Iran, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, Brazil, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Russia.
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