|Mozambique Garnet Gemstone Information
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Mozambique Garnet. All garnets (not just red) are birthstones for the month of January. North American Indians used red garnets as bullets, believing that they would seek blood and inflict a deadlier wound. Christians believed garnet symbolized Christ's sacrifice; Islamics believed it illuminated the fourth heaven. Garnets were thought to stop bleeding, cure inflammatory diseases, and smooth discord. Mozambique is classified in the pyrope garnet species. Pyrope comes from the Greek word pyropos, meaning "fiery-eyed."
ENHANCEMENT CODE N
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Refractive Index 1.714-1.742
Hardness = 7-7.5 (Moh's Scale)
Specific Gravity =3.78
Species - Pyrope
Optic Character - Single Refraction.
Phenomena - Color change (Rare)
WARNINGS FOR CARE
Ultrasonic: Usually safe
Heat: Fair - poor; temperature changes may
Chemicals that harm: Hydrofluoric acid
Crystal system: Isometric, rhombic, dodecahedrons, icositetrahedron.
|November||Topaz or Citrine|
|December||Blue Topaz or Zircon|
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