Garnet is the birthstone of January (my brother’s birthstone). A beautiful very deep blood- red, it is my favorite red stone. It also comes in green, known as “Demantoid” the deep red type is usually “Pyrope” or “Almandine”. it is usually found in Bohemia in northern Europe.
My mom got the pair of earings shown in the picture from my great grandmother in Holland.
On the Mohs Scale of hardness it is 6.0-7.5