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Concept Jewelry Design
January 1, 2018
Here is to 2018 and all of our January babies! Your precious birthstone is the ever beautiful Garnet! A complicated gemstone, garnets come in many species and color varieties. The most common garnets are the reddish brown Pyrope and Almandine garnets. Other garnet varieties, such as tsavorites or demantoids are a lovely green color, however demantoids have golden horse hair like inclusions that add to the gems beauty and value. Rhodolite garnets, closely related to the common red garnets, are a raspberry red hue. Spessartite garnets were more of a collectors gem until the last decade when more sources were discovered, while Hessonite garnets are still a bit of a rarity. One of the most interesting things about garnets is that they are found across all continents and are used as an indicator for the presence of diamonds. Very often, if a garnet deposit is found, there is a great chance that diamonds are also present as they have similar formation patterns.