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Garnet

Mohs Hardness: 6.5-7.5
Specific Gravity:
3.5-4.3
Reflective Index:
1.7174-1.895

The name garnet is derived from the Latin word granatum 
(pomegranate); this  alludes to the garnet's color and seed-
like crystal formation. There are many forms of garnet.

Lore: Garnet has been treasured for thousands of years. This 
lovely red stone was once thought to cure fever and promote 
good health. Garnet was worn for protection when traveling. 
It is said that Asiatic tribes once used garnets in place of 
bullets burring battle-they believed these blood red stones 
to be  more deadly than a lead bullet. Over the years this 
vibrant gemstone has symbolized many things to many people: 
fire, faith, truth grace, constancy, and fidelity.

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