January Garnet Birthstone
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January Garnet Birthstone

Garnet: January Birthstone The January garnet birthstone represents an especially important month, both as a delicious ruby-red  standout of a gemstone, and as a monument to a fresh new year. Ironically, the name of the delectable red garnet gemstone is taken from the Latin word, granatus, translated to English as pomegranate.   In ancient times, as…

The Mohs Gemstone Hardness Scale: Why You Should Never Store Topaz with Diamonds

The Mohs Gemstone Hardness Scale: Why You Should Never Store Topaz with Diamonds

The Mohs Gemstone Hardness Scale In 1812, renounced gemologist Carl Friedrich Christian Mohs devised a method to classify gemstones based on ranking the hardness of minerals. How Much Damage Can a Diamond Do? Our coveted diamond crystals, rating high on the Moh scale for hardness, are even used on drill bits, based on the stones’…