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New Year, New Blog Post!

Hey, It's Zoe here!

Just wanted to say Happy New Year and I hope you've had a wonderful Christmas. I've never done a blog post before so you will have to bear with me.

I thought I'd start like the year has started, in January. If you are born in January you may like to know that your birthstone is Garnet. You will commonly find the stone is red in colour but you can actually pick from a rich palette of garnet colours: greens, oranges, pinkish oranges, deeply saturated purplish reds and even some blues. Red garnet is one of the most common and widespread of gems. But not all garnets are as abundant as the red ones. A green garnet, tsavorite, is rarer and needs rarer rock chemistries and conditions to form. It is suggested that the first uses of Garnet were in Ancient Egypt. It was subsequently worn as personal ornamentation by Pharaohs and religious figures, as well as being used to enhance the look of furnishings and statues. Today, different types of garnet are found across different parts of the globe. Such as Brazil, India, Sri Lanka and Thailand, Madagascar, and the US. All this information has been found on various websites but I've gathered it all together and cut it down for an easier read. Below is an image of just one pair of earrings we have in stock containing garnets we have many more available in the shop!

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