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Garnets are a group that includes a number of different minerals, so their appearance can vary widely. It helps to think of garnet varieties in terms of color.


Typical garnet clarity depends on the garnet type. For example, the red garnets almandine, pyrope, and rhodolite typically do not have any eye-visible inclusions. Some of the orange garnets, like spessartine and hessonite, often have eye-visible inclusions.


Many garnets are cut into standard shapes and sizes to allow for easy setting into jewelry. This is especially true of red garnets. Expensive garnets like fine-quality tsavorite are cut into shapes and cutting styles that allow more of the weight to be retained.


Garnet stones are durable and suitable for everyday wear, They can however chip or scratch, take care in in storing your garnet jewelry to prevent this. Separate it from your other pieces to avoid scratches in its own box or bag. To keep your garnet clean, we suggest using warm soapy water to gently clean them regularly. Wipe them with a clean, dry, soft cloth.

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