Garnet is created by mother nature in almost every color, the most popular being a deep shade of red.  It's a fairly hard and durable gemstone rating at a 6.5-7.5 on the MOH'S scale.  It's mined in many places, including Brazil, Russia, Southern Africa and Thailand.  Garnet has been used to adorn for thousands of years and can be dated back to the ancient Egyptians. 

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