Written by  2015-01-19

Garnet

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garnet gem in chiangmaiToday, garnets are the modern birthstone for January. They are the zodiac birthstones for Aquarius and an alternate for Capricorn. The stones are associated with strength, perseverity, prosperity, and health.  

Garnets are a group of silicate minerals that have been used since the Bronze Age as gemstones and abrasive. Garnets are found in many colors including red, orange, yellow, green, purple, brown, blue, black, pink, and colorless. The rarest of these is the blue garnet.

Wearing a garnet-decorated ring, pendant, or other jewelry daily is recommended. They are hard, have pretty colors, wonderfully transparent, and durable. They are commonly used gemstone during Roman era. And because garnets are relatively abundance and used widespreadly, the price is typically inexpensive. But some garnets are trully unique in the mineral kingdom and have much to offer as both gemstones and mineral speciments. 

Learn more about how you can buy garnet in Chiang Mai when you visit Shiraz Jewelry.

 

 

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