Sterling silver ring, Ag 925/1000. With genuine, natural gemstone - garnet. Gentle ring looks like the dream, woven from spider webs. Garnet apple seeds myth is rooted deeply into the human history, similarly as one of the most popular gemstone - garnet. The Latin word "granatus" means seeds of garnet apples, from which the name of the gemstone garnet is derived. Garnet encourages love and devotion. It is able to balance sexual desire and correct emotional disharmony. Garnet is the birthstone of January, gemstone of the Virgo, Leo and Sagittarius zodiac signs and also an appropriate gift at a 25th wedding anniversary. People believe that garnet allows healing, increases strength and protection. The garnet is often worn to relieve burns and to improve the circulation of blood. In the past, friends often exchanged gifts containing garnet gemstones to make sure that they will meet in future again. Gemstone characteristics: Type: Natural gemstone - garnet. Country of origin: Mozambique. Carat weight: 0.57 ct. Oval cut, faceted, dimensions 6 x 4 mm. Color: Dark red. Clarity: VVS. Luster: Excellent. Hardness: 7.0 - 7.5 Mohs. Specific gravity: 3.62 - 3.87. Refractive index: 1.720 - 1.756. Garnet jewelry cleaning: The best way to clean garnet jewelry is using mild detergent and warm water. Avoid cleaning with ultrasound or steam cleaners. Do not expose garnet to excessive heat or acids. Pattern width ca. 10 mm, band width ca. 1.3 mm.