The luxurious garnet gemstone is commonly found in locations such as Italy, Mexico, Spain, Kenya and Russia. Garnet has colours ranging from browns, reds, oranges and yellows to purples, greens and blacks. The most popular garnet gems are those which are transparent, faceted stones. Ancient Egyptians regarded them as the symbol of life and they are known to represent eternity and commitment, making garnets a great gemstone to add to an eternity ring or unusual engagement ring.
Moh hardness: 6.5 - 7.5 (1 softest to 10 hardest)
Garnet is a durable gemstone however it will need some care in order to keep your jewellery looking as good as the day it was bought. Garnet should be stored in a soft pouch or jewellery box to prevent scratching and damage. Soap and liquid cleaners should be avoided as these may cause the stone to become dull. Harsh detergents or chemicals such as bleach or chlorine could cause erosion of the stone. To clean garnet rinse thoroughly with water and dry with a soft jewellery cloth.