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Friday, January 01, 2016

Garnets for January

by Bonaci Fine Jewelers
Garnets are a beautiful category of precious gemstones that have been used since the Bronze Age as a form of decoration, and in modern times, they are the birthstone for people born in January. Many garnets are so beautiful that the ancients confused them with rubies. Garnets are typically found in Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia. The deep lustrous color and the hardness of a garnet make it ideal for many types of jewelry.

What Is a Garnet?
A garnet is not one specific type of gemstone. Instead, it is an entire group of over ten different silicate minerals, which all look the same, even though they have slightly different chemical compositions. The classic, deep red shade of a garnet is the most common hue, but garnets can be found in orange, brown, yellow, and black. Garnets can even appear in purple, pin...

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