What are Garnets?

Garnets in the gem-world are the most under rated gemstone, with the general population’s perception skewing due to the use of garnets to imitate other gemstones, yet being not as valuable. However, Garnets also have a certain to the beauty to them, allowing them to don some of the world’s most famous pieces of jewellery such as The Winter Egg.

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An Introduction

Spinel has a lower hardness than both sapphire and ruby on the Mohs’ scale of hardness. Its uniqueness derives from its presentation in many colours, sharply pointed, crystal shape and natural sparkle, similar to diamonds, due to both being in the cubic crystal system. These characteristics are to account for its name according to some etymologists and Gemologists.

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