Garnet is a reasonably priced stone. It is beautiful in rings, pendants, necklaces and bracelets. It is much less expensive than pink tourmaline or ruby.
Garnet comes in a variety of colors except blue, but is often thought of as only red. Garnet is not a single mineral, but a group of minerals closely related in physical and chemical properties. The individual minerals of the garnet group are called "garnets" The six types of garnet used as gems are:
Clean garnet with a dry soft cloth. As with all gemstones, care should be taken to protect it from scratches, sharp blows, harsh chemicals and extreme temperatures.
Where Garnet is found
Garnet is found in Africa, Brazil, Canada, India, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, and the USA (Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Virginia).
- January: Modern Birthstone, Traditional Birthstone
- Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Birthstone
- Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Birthstone
Anniversary Gemstone for Garnet
Garnet is the anniversary gemstone for the 2nd and 6th year of marriage.
Garnet Mystical Properties
Garnet is called the stone of devotion, to others, to self, and to one's aim. It awakens the "inner fire" of creativity and provides regeneration and balance.