>GarnetAren’t garnets those wonderful deep-red gemstones you often find in antique jewellery? Well yes, to a certain extent, a deep, warm red indeed being the colour most frequently found in garnets. Sadly, however, far too few people are aware that the world of the garnets is far more colourful than that. Spectacular finds, especially in [...]
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>A symbolic gemstone that reminds us of the future and of promises made is the Garnet. Not only is the Garnet the official birthstone of January but it has repeatedly represented the start of something new and the end of something old in history. This thesis with the Garnet is not new. Noah used garnet [...]
>As one of few ancient gemstones existing today, Garnets have found their exclusive place under the sun. Its earliest use as adornment could be traced back to around 3,000 B.C., as evidenced by remnants of garnet jewelry found in the Nile Delta. Ancient Egyptians have created bracelets, necklaces, and other body adornment made from this [...]
>Garnet gems appear in many colours, extending from colorless, yellow, and green to exceptional pink. The most common deep red Garnets are Pyrope, which is what most people mean when they say “Garnet.” Pyrope Garnet is found many places in the United States, particularly in Arizona where the pebbles are excavated by ants while digging [...]
>To clean garnet, use warm soapy water and a soft brush. An ultrasonic cleaner is safe for most garnets, except andradite (demantoid). Do not steam clean garnet. Its name comes from the Latin “Granatus,” which means “seed-like” or “like a grain”. Many garnet crystals have the shape and color of pomegranate seeds. This hard, durable [...]
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