Most people will think of garnets as a type of rich red stone; however garnet is actually a name used for a larger group of minerals that can occur in a range of hues.
Hessonite garnet is a specific grossularite form of garnet most known for a warm, yellow , orange and reddish tones.
Garnet and its varieties, such as Hessonite, have been used for adornment for centuries, nut it is far more than just a pretty stone to look at. Garnets have been used for abrasive blasting material, waterjet cutting and water filtration, so they are beautiful and practical as well as being the January birthstone.
The best hessonite garnets can be found in Sri Lanka, but other quality deposits can also be found in India, Brazil, Africa and even the USA
The hardness of garnets on the Mohs scale is 7 to 7-1/2 (Mohs) making it suitable for jewellery making including rings.
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