Learn about Garnet

garnet.jpgThe semi-precious, transparent deep red gem we call Garnet is actually a group of minerals that bond together in a loose and variegated structure, so each Garnet might be quite unique in its precise chemical makeup. While the birthstone for January is generally a deep shade of red, it can also present in other colors such as rose-red, violet, orange and yellow-green. Garnet has a resinous luster which gives it a romantic appeal. Its name comes from the Middle English word gernet, which means “dark red.” Indeed, Garnets were a popular stone during the Middle Ages—and they still are today.

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