6 Facts You Should Know About Garnets

  • Garnets are a group of minerals that are very much alike.

  • Garnet is the birthstone for the month of January.

  • Garnets rate 6.5 to 7.5 on the mohs hardness scale, and require special care when worn in jewellery.

  • Red is the most common garnet color, and is found in metamorphic rocks around the world.

  • Other colors like green, orange, and purple-red are less common and more valuable.

  • Spessartine is a species of garnet coloured bright orange to dazzling orangy-red. Some spessartine garnets resemble the flames of a lively fire.

June 26, 2014 by Perrine Comeille
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