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WEC: Thoughts about Jewelry — Garnet jewelry

Garnet Jewelry

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Garnet Jewelry

Garnet refers to a group of minerals in various colors. Garnet is the January birthstone. The most commonly available garnet is dark red in color. Other names are given to other colors. Almandine garnets are darkest red leaning toward brown. Spessartine and Mandarin garnets are uncommon and orange in color. Demantoids and Tsavorite garnets are green in color. Crystal Structure Model of Garnet from Wikipedia Garnets are used as found. Enhancements just as heat treatments used with other gemstones have proven ineffective with this mineral. Rough Garnets       Garnets in jewelry have been used for over 5,000 years or more. Garnet...

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