Birthstone: January
Family: Garnet
Colour: Burnt orange, deep red, mahogany brown and more unusually yellow to lime green
Hardness: 6.5 – 7.5 (as per Mohs hardness scale)
Sources: Burma, Brazil, China, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Tanzania, United States
Interesting Facts: A garnet in its crystal form is rounded and so its name is derived from the Latin word for grain, and, also from its similarity to the red seed of a pomegranate.

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