Gemstone: Hydrogrossular Garnet

Hydrogrossular garnet is an opaque, often green colored variation of garnet. Rich in color and rife with inclusions, hydrogrossular garnet is akin to jade and often used as a jade substitute. The name "grossular" is derived from the Latin word for gooseberries due to its similarity to the green berries.
MOHS Hardness: 7-7.5
Origins: Various
Care: Hydrogrossular garnet is relatively durable. To keep your 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: Prosperity, health.
Birthstone: January
Anniversary: 2nd