garnet earring drops

Deep. Brilliant. Heart-felt.

This warm red garnet was highly prized in Ancient Egypt and Rome. Its blood red shade resembles ruby and offers a less expensive alternative. Garnet cures depression, encourages good dreams, and promotes love. It is January's birthstone and marks the 2nd wedding anniversary.

the Mozambique Garnet which has a bright red wine color
the Rhodolite Garnet has a deeper red purplish color
the Tsavorite Garnet has a lovely deep green color
the Orange Garnet has a orange color with reddish tint

Garnet is rated “good” for everyday wear. Avoid exposure to heat and sudden changes in temperature. To clean, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water, or clean in an at-home ultrasonic unit.

Garnet refers to a group of minerals including:

  • Uvarovite
  • Grossular
  • Almandine
  • Mozambique
  • Pyrope
  • Andradite
  • Spessartine

Mozambique Garnet, glowing deep red with hints of orange and brown, reminds us of an autumn harvest or Indian summer. Wrapped in its warmth, we feel protected against the storms ahead. It’s no wonder that Garnet was once believed to have healing properties, particularly in diseases related to the blood.

The rich hue of Mozambique Garnet enhances designs that blend the exotic flavors of India, Africa and the Orient. These styles reflect today’s culturally rich society, giving Mozambique Garnet special appeal to those who seek a sophisticated yet organic look. The affordability of this Garnet also makes it readily accessible to shoppers who desire its smoldering splendor.

Red Garnet is typically the gem of choice for those born in January. However, the Garnet family of gems encompasses a variety of groups and colors. Mozambique Garnet is part of the Pyrope group. Our Mozambique Garnet is mined in Africa and its untreated color offers affordable brilliance for shoppers. Readily available in standard calibrated sizes, our gem buyers often discover stunning examples of this earthy gem. These unique finds are offered as part of the Notable Gems™ collection. View images of Notable Gems™ Garnets online at stuller.com.


  • Species: Almondite or Almondite/Pyrope Blend
  • Color: Red, Orange
  • Hardness: 7-7.5
  • RI: 1.81
  • Specific Gravity: 4.15
  • Optic Character: SR, often ADR
  • Phenomena: None