mineraliety: Happy January, friends! And happy 2016! Garnet is…

mineraliety:

Happy January, friends! And happy 2016! Garnet is the birthstone for January, which happens to be my birth month.

GARNET

“Garnet is a hard stone that comes in a variety of colors. Red is the most common of these colors and blue is the least common. Garnet has been used since antiquity as an abrasive and a gemstone. They are considered ‘the most commonly used gemstones in the Late Antique Roman world, and the Migration Period art of the barbarian peoples who took over the territory of the Western Roman Empire.’ To this day Garnet sand is used as an abrasive. New York, Connecticut and Idaho all have forms of Garnet as there state minerals/gemstones.”

Browse Garnet listings on the site! https://mineraliety.com/minerals/garnet

Much love, gemily.

Happy 2016!!! <3

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