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Most people, even geologists, don’t think much about minerals like kyanite. Kyanite is not useful as a gemstone, doesn’t usually display a strikingly brilliant color, and it is composed of some very common elements: oxygen, silicon and alumina – not much romance there.


The birthstone of those born in January – garnet – symbolizes grace, truth, and fidelity, and is recognizable by its deep red color as one of the most common semiprecious stones. Garnet is the most diverse of the gem minerals with varied chemistry resulting in a variety of colors.  And although since ancient times, garnet …continue reading…