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  • Garnet is from alluvial deposits (river/glacier deposit, no host rock) that were discovered in the early 1880’s near Fernwood in Benewah County, Idaho. This Almandine/Pyrope garnet mix is a rich red/orange to reddish purple color and produces fine gems from melee to 2 carat sizes.
  • Alluvial deposits are found in the Emerald, Carpenter and Meadow Creeks. These deposits are the basis for the largest industrial garnet mine in the nation and produces gem quality, as well.
  • Almandine is the most common garnet found and most widely used variety for jewelry.
  • 6.5 – 8.5 on the Moh’s hardness scale.
  • Folklore says that garnet’s powers include healing, strength and protection. It is also believed to regulate the heart and blood flow. In the early times, garnets were exchanged as gifts between friends to demonstrate their affection for each other and to insure that they meet again.
  • 100% natural. No treatments.

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