I am NOT sacrificing these to the Gods aswell 🤣🤞⚡ Had to take some pics of these vivid beauties before I sent them on their way to you in the U.K. @jessie_whelan_jones
! They're currently en route! ✈🇬🇧🌍👑 For those of you with a keen eye 🧐 they're just my fingerprints visible on the tables. I dare not adjust them whilst I was still outside.
I am thinking earrings for these bad girls 🌷🌷 but whatever tickles your fancy @jessie_whelan_jones
A note about GARNET:
Garnets are a set of closely related minerals that form a group, resulting in gemstones in almost every color. Red garnets have a long history but it also occurs in greens, oranges, pinkish oranges, deeply saturated purplish reds, and even some blues.
Red garnet is one of the most common and widespread of gems, found in metamorphic rocks on every continent. A green garnet, tsavorite, also occurs in metamorphic rocks, but it’s rarer because it needs unusual rock chemistries and special conditions to form.
Garnets can even exhibit the color-change phenomenon similar to the rare gemstone alexandrite. Can you see that happening here?!? ⬆️ All garnets have essentially the same crystal structure, but they vary in chemical composition. There are more than twenty garnet species, but only five are commercially important as gems. Many garnets are chemical mixtures of two or more garnet species.
Garnet is 6.5 to 7.5 on Mohs hardness scale making it suitable for use in jewellery. To put it into perspective, Diamond is 10 and Sapphire is 9.