January Birthstone : Garnet

YOUR PERSONALITY

If your birthstone is Garnet, you are loyal, affectionate, confident and feisty. You are known by your friends as protective and supportive. It is said wearing Garnet will boost your self-image and energy levels.

WHAT IS GARNET?

Garnet is actually a group of several minerals. Although Garnet is commonly associated with the colour Red, this unique gem comes in a wide variety of species and colours. The colour of some Garnet species could be compared to that of vibrant fruits.

The gem’s name comes from the Latin word, granatus, meaning seeds. It is thought to be in reference to pomegranate, the fruit with abundant and vivid red seeds with many similarities to Garnets in terms of shape, size and colour. The Spessartite species is a colour variety of orange-hued Garnets, and the most intense and pure orange colour is classified as a “Mandarin” Garnet. The vibrant green variety of this gem called Tsavorite, could be compared to a vivid lime green. Interestingly, the Tsavorite name comes from the place it was first mined from, the Tsavo National Park in Kenya, Africa.

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Fun fact: This unique gem comes in an extraordinary range of colours including orange, yellow, brown, red, purple and vibrant green, which makes it a versatile option not only for women, but for men’s jewellery too.

GARNET CARE AND CLEANING

On the Mohs scale of hardness, garnet range between 6.5 to 7.5. This means it has the possibility of being scratched when stored with harder gemstones like rubies(9), sapphires(9) and diamonds(10). In turn, it can also scratch softer gems such as opals and pearls. Storing your garnet require care and we suggest storing them in their own separate box. At home, an easy way and safe way to clean garnet is brushing it gently with a soft brush with warm soapy water.

At HABIB, we have a wide range of mandarin garnet stones. The colour ranges from vivid orange to reddish-orange and orange-red in various shapes and sizes. Apart from jewellery, you may select the perfect loose stone for you and we can customize them into jewellery in the design of your choice.


Exclusively Available in HABIB

As your personal jewelry consultant, HABIB understands how important it is to have the right design that fits your personality and style. Contact our in-house professionals for more assistance in customizing your Garnet jewelry now.