Gemstone: Black Garnet

Also known as andradite, named after Brazilian mineralogist called d'Andrada e Silva, who worked on describing this mineral.
MOHS Hardness: 6.5-7.5
Origins: Various
Care: Relatively durable. Clean garnets with warm soapy water and a tooth brush. Avoid ultrasonic and steam cleaners.
Healing Properties: Grounding, protection, knowledge, creative power
Birthstone: January
Anniversary: 2nd