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Gemstones

Garnet

January's Gemstone is Garnet

Found mainly in India, this gemstone can be found in many Victorian pieces ranging in color from brownish-red to deep red often surrounded by diamonds or pearls. This is the birthstone for the month of January.

Garnet and feldspar are the two groups in the gem world. Garnets differ extensively in chemical composition from each other. Six mineral varieties include: pyrope, almandine, grossular, spessartine, uvarovite, and andradite. Rhodolite garnet is a combination of pyrope and almandine minerals, also know as pyrope-almandine garnet. There are many names for garnets, such as: Hessonite, Rhodolite, Tsavorite, Mozambique, Malaya, Anthill, Mandarin, Demantoid, Leuco, Hydrogrossular, Thai, Topazolite, and Melanite. The Almandite garnet is the most widely known.

Garnet

Garnet is the birthstone for January

Amethyst

Amethyst is the birthstone for February

Aquamarine

Aquamarine is the birthstone for March

Diamond

Diamond is the birthstone for April

Emerald

Emerald is the birthstone for May

Alexandrite

Alexandrite is the birthstone for June

Ruby

Ruby is the birthstone for July

Peridot

Peridot is the birthstone for August

Sapphire

Sapphire is the birthstone for September

Opal

Opal is the birthstone for October

Precious Topaz

Precious Topaz is the birthstone for November

Blue Zircon

Blue Zircon is the birthstone for December