Garnet: Garnet is the birthstone for January
and is a gorgeous mysterious gemstone. It can look rich and inviting or
dark and dull, depending on the quality of the stone. MyJewelrySource
offers very fine quality red and rhodolite garnets which are not only
beautifully saturated in color but they are lively and bright too. Garnet is a symbol of friendship, love and devotion.
Following that sentiment, we have a unique collection of symbolic past
present and future designs with cushion cut, round, oval, princess or
emerald cut garnets. We have some petite styles which are perfect for
the lady who is looking for a smaller scale ring with approximately a 1
carat of gemstone. These include our
GR-8044-WS, oval garnet or rhodolite and white sapphire rings, our
GR-8053, our round rhodolite and pear shaped white sapphire rings,
GR-8039, the princess cut garnet and princess cut white sapphire
ring. If you're looking for a larger center stone, with a more prominent
look, our cushion cut and emerald cut garnet rings are ideal for that
comfortable, wearable every day ring. The cushion cut design,
GR-8051, features trillion side stones, another classic three stone
look. The emerald cut rings,
GR-8011, have a
single round diamond on each side with a beautiful rope design shank.
The garnets in both of these designs are 2.7 carats, 8mm and 7x9mm,
respectively. Garnet rates 6
1/2 to 7 1/2 on the Mohs scale of hardness.Enhancements:
Cutting is the most basic enhancement method necessary to display the beauty of a gemstone. Garnets are not known
to have any other method of enhancement. The red, orange, and green colors, among others, of garnet are natural.Buying a Garnet:
is readily available in carat weights over 1 carat. Spessartite and tsavorite garnet are much more rare and sizes
over 1 carat are important. Red, rhodolite and spessartite garnet are expected to be free of inclusions.
Tsavorite, since it is so rare, is accepted with inclusions provided that they are not too obtrusive. Spessartite
is most desirable in a bright orange color. Hues of brown and red in spessartite lessen the value of the stone.
MyJewelrySource.com offers all of these garnet varieties and our gemstones are of very high quality and in
desirable sizes.Garnet Care: Do not use an ultrasonic cleaner. Avoid sudden temperature changes,
steaming and contact with cosmetics, hairspray, perfume or household chemicals. Your
may be cleaned with a soft-bristled brush or a cloth with plain or soapy water.