JANUARY BIRTHSTONE GARNET
Garnets are a pyrope and almandine in composition. Garnet gets its name from the Greek word, “rhodon”, meaning “rose colored”, which refers to its pinkish hue. The name “garnet” comes from the Latin word, “granatum”, which is an adjective meaning “dark-red”. It is thought that this adjective could have been extracted from the word “pomegranate”, due to the color. of the seed coats or shape of the seeds. However, the word could also have come from another Medieval Latin word; “granum”, referring to red dye. Garnet are 7.0 to 7.50 on the mohs scale of hardness. The best rhodolite garnet gemstones are a vivid raspberry-red color. One of the best garnet deposits occur in Brazil, Burma (Myanmar), China, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Sri Lanka (Ceylon), South Africa, Tanzania, the USA and Zimbabwe. Rhodolite garnet is a versatile gemstone and is ideal for almost any type of jewelry, such as rings, necklaces, pendants, bracelets. Rhodolite Garnets are beautiful gemstones and are suitable to be worn daily with its deep red cola is for both men and woman. Perfect for a men’s ring. Garnet also comes in a beautiful green color tsavorite and was fist discovered in 1967 in Tanzania by Campbell Bridges and Henry Platt the president of Tiffany & Co.