Gemstone: Black Garnet

Also known as andradite, black garnet is striking in its opaque color but also in its inclusions and facets. Mercurial and sleek, black garnet is elegant and striking which makes it a beautiful addition to any piece of jewelry. 
MOHS Hardness: 6.5-7.5
Origins: Various
Care: Black garnet is relatively durable. To keep your black 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: Grounding, protection, knowledge, and creativity.
Birthstone: January
Anniversary: 2nd