January birthstone jewelry doesn't only have to made with the commonly known red garnet, also known as pyrope garnet. Did you know garnet comes in many colors? Tsavorite garnet is a bright happy green, Mandarin Garnet is a cheery bright orange, Mali Garnet is a honey colored slightly greenish yellow, Rhodolite Garnet is a slight purplish pink. No matter the color, garnet is a hard stone, scoring 7.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness. Not only is it a hard gemstone, comes in brilliant and scintilating colors, garnet is also considered a great gift to symbolize friendship and trust.
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