Garnet is not made up of a single mineral but is composed of a group of more than ten different materials that have similar characteristics and properties. Although red is the most common occurring color, garnet is also found all over the world in a wide array of colors.
Garnet displays a diamond-like, glassy luster. It is highly versatile due to its ability to be fashioned into numerous shapes and cuts. Garnet is a gemstone that is not artificially altered. It is January’s birthstone and the suggested gift for a 2nd wedding anniversary.