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Garnet

January’s birthstone Garnet symbolizes sincerity, purity and truth.  If promotes a balanced life while having illuminative powers both physically and spiritually.

 

The name Garnet comes from the Latin word “Grantatum” meaning pomegranate. This is no surprise as the most common colour is a rich reddish-brown. Garnets can also be found in purple, pink, and pure red, brown and even white.

 

In ancient folklore garnets were amongst the most prized of ornamental jewels. Stimulating devotion from friends, families and lovers. Today it is still known as a symbol of love and compassion

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Birthstone
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January

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Colour
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Best known for the rich reddish-brown, but garnets can also be found in purple, pink, pure red, pure brown and colourless.

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Hardness
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6.5-7.5 (1 softest – 10 hardest)

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Anniversary Stone
Explantation: 

2 and 18

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Cleaning
Explantation: 

Warm soapy water is always safe for cleaning garnets. Please visit your nearest Charm Diamond Store for a complimentary cleaning. Ultrasonic cleaners are usually safe except for stones that have fractures. Steam cleaning is not recommended.

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Care
Explantation: 

Garnets are fairly tough, making them perfect for everyday wear and durable enough for all jewellery styles. You should not submit your jewellery to hard blows or rough wear (construction, harsh chemicals, etc).