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Garnet

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Colour:

Every colour except blue, with red being the most common. Some green garnet is referred to as Tsavorite. The most popular garnets are green, followed by red garnet.

Hardness: 7 - 7.5 out of 10 on Mohs scale. It is worth noting that in addition to its hardness, garnet often has very few inclusions, and is therefore excellent in jewellery.
Notable garnet: The largest garnet ever discovered was found in central Australia in 1996. In its rough form, it weighed thousands of tons and measured nearly 30 metres wide.
Mythology Garnet is one of the birthstones for January, for Aquarius, and has long been believed to be a protective talisman.