Garnet Gemstone FAQ’s answered! Anyone surprised to see so many colors in the above picture?? Yes, Garnet gemstones come in almost every color of the rainbow! Read on to learn all about Garnet. And when it comes to creating a beautiful piece of jewelry with Garnets, my husband and I can set Garnet in any of our existing pieces, or create something custom just for you!
garnet as a birthstone
Garnet is the traditional gemstone for January. It is also the traditional gemstone for the 2nd Anniversary! Alternative birthstones to Garnet are Emerald and Onyx. Check out our “Gift Collection” for ideas for Mother’s Rings, Birthstone Rings, and gifts for Moms, Grandmas and others!
garnet treatment & hardness
For those who want a completely natural, untouched gemstone, Garnet is perfect! It is very rarely treated. It is 6.5-7.5 on the Mohs Hardness scale, making it very nice for frequent wear. Below are pictures of rough pieces of Garnet, just the way they were dug out of the ground!
colors and kinds of garnet
Yes, Garnet comes in almost every color of the rainbow! You’re probably familiar with the reds Garnets come in, but they also come in oranges, yellows, vibrant greens, purples and even some blues! Below are some Garnets I have in my collection! There are many other kinds of Garnet. I have access to them all. Many Garnets are very affordable. Others can be quite pricey!
garnet jewelry care
As stated before, Garnet is pretty hardy and good for jewelry. You’ll just want to be more careful not to bump and hit it than you would be with a much harder stone, like a diamond. When storing Garnet Jewelry, do not let it scratch up against other pieces of jewelry. Our Jewelry Cleaner works great to clean up your Laurie Sarah Garnet Piece! Our Ultrasonic Cleaner is also great as long as your Garnet doesn’t have any fractures. For more about jewelry care, please see our Basic Jewelry Care Blog.