Garnet - January's Birthstone
Garnet is the birthstone for January and comes in a variety of colors: deep red, purple green shades, yellow, brown, orange, black, gray. The only shade it doesn't appear in is blue. It is semi-precious colored stone and has a hardness from 6.5 to 7.5 on the MOHS scale. Some garnets are extremely valuable. Tsavorite and Demantoid garnets are the rarest and can cost thousands of dollars for one carat. The most common color we think of with garnets is the rich red color and they are reasonable in price, although usually smaller stones.
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