Garnet, the January birthstone, is commonly associated with a deep red hue, but this versatile gemstone is available in a rainbow of colors. The color variation is caused by trace elements, and each variety has a specific name: pyrope and almandine (ranging from purple to orangy red), spessartine (oranges and yellows), grossularite (ranging from colorless to yellow, reddish-orange, and vibrant green), and andradite (yellow and yellowish green). In addition to these colors, there are additional combinations of them, resulting in an even greater variety of colors from which to pick.
1. Hardness and Geography
2. Garnet Lore
6. How to Take Care of Your Garnet
When participating in sports, strenuous outdoor activities, or even household chores, always take off your garnet jewelry.
Avoid sharp strikes on your Garnet Jewelry
Rough wearing is not encouraged
Avoid strong chemicals such as home cleaners, makeup cleaners, and hairsprays.
To reduce scratches and friction, put your garnet jewelry away from other gemstones.
It is highly recommended to avoid exposing natural garnets to extreme temperatures