Learn about Garnet

Garnets are a set of closely related minerals but red garnet is the most common and is found in metamorphic rocks. The stone has a Mohs hardness rating of 7-7.5, although due to its crystal formation it can be rather brittle. The birthstone for January is mainly symbolic of truth and constancy. Find out more....

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