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Garnet


Garnet-Mozambique

Mozambique Garnet, glowing deep red with hints of orange and brown, reminds us of an autumn harvest or Indian summer. Wrapped in its warmth, we feel protected against the storms ahead. It’s no wonder that Garnet was once believed to have healing properties, particularly in diseases related to the blood. The rich hue of Mozambique Garnet enhances designs that blend the exotic flavors of India, Africa and the Orient. These styles reflect today’s culturally rich society, giving Mozambique Garnet special appeal to those who seek a sophisticated yet organic look. The affordability of this Garnet also makes it readily accessible to shoppers who desire its smoldering splendor. Red Garnet is typically the gem of choice for those born in January. However, the Garnet family of gems encompasses a variety of groups and colors. Mozambique Garnet is part of the Pyrope group. Our Mozambique Garnet is mined in Africa and its untreated color offers affordable brilliance for shoppers. Readily available in standard calibrated sizes, our gem buyers often discover stunning examples of this earthy gem. These unique finds are offered as part of the Black Box Gemstone® collection. View images of Black Box Garnets online at stuller.com.

Care

Garnet is rated “good” for everyday. Avoid exposure to heat and sudden changes in temperature. To clean, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water or clean in an at-home ultrasonic unit.

Properties & Reactions

Enhancement Code

N

Hardness

7-7.5

Color

Red, Orange

Species

Pyrope

RI

1.714-1.742

Specific Gravity

3.78

Optic Character

SR

Phenomena

Color Change

Ultrasonic

Usually safe

Steamer

Risky

Heat

Fair to Poor - temperature changes may cause fracturing

Chemicals

Hydrofluoric acid

 


 

 

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