GARNET

Garnets are incredibly attractive and unique stones. They come in a multitude of colors and because of its great properties can be cut into many shapes and sizes. If you are looking for an attractive stone for almost any piece of jewelry, whether it is a ring, earring, charm or bracelet, you should definitely look into garnets, here is some more information. Garnets are known well for being a deep, warm, red, however garnets come in several wonderful colors including green, orange, brown, yellow, and earth tones such as cinnamon. The only color that a garnet does not come in is blue. Usually the most popular and valuable garnets are the deep, warm red ones. Since garnets have been around and popular for thousands of years, many garnets are sold as antiques. Garnets can be cut and shaped into almost any size or shape. They have a crystal structure and decent hardness of 7.5 to 8. This hardness allows them to be worn on a daily basis; however it is important to note that any hard impact can shatter a Garnet. Besides crystal structures, Garnets can also occur in grain form. While grain form is less popular than the crystal form, it can be made into a wide variety of jewelry as well. Sometimes grainy Garnets are used in industrial applications such as abrasives. Garnets are usually found set in rings, as earrings, on bracelets and pendants. If you are looking for a stylish stone that comes in almost any color, make sure to look at the attractive Garnet.

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