Gemstone: Almandine Garnet

From russet to mulberry, almandine garnet is the most common type of garnet with the widest variety of decadent hues. Almandine garnet can be found in larger sizes than other types of garnets, and has long been adored dating back to Victorian jewelry. 
MOHS Hardness: 7.5
Origins: East Africa
Care: Almandine garnet is relatively durable. To keep your almandine garnet jewelry clean, use warm water with mild soap and a soft toothbrush or cloth. Do not use a steam cleaner or ultrasonic cleaner.
Healing Properties: Strength, security, and personal transformation. 
Birthstone: January
Anniversary: 2nd