Garnet is a semi-precious gemstone often incorporated into some of the most modern, beautiful handmade jewellery in the globally. For newborn babies in January, the garnet is a masterly gem to represent their birthstone. This is a lovely gemstone, which is most commonly red but can be found in a range of other colours like deep red and many more, symbolizes peace, prosperity and good health. Many say it even has the power to give the wearer eternal happiness, health and wealth. The gemstone for the 2nd, 5th and 7th anniversaries. Read on for more information that will help you fall in love with your garnet jewellery - or inspire you to buy some today!
The name "garnet" comes from the 14th Century middle English word "garnet" meaning dark red. The name is derived from Latin "granatum" meaning "promegarnet" because the crystal resembles the fruit's red and seeds like from.
Most people think the garnet actually come in red gemstone, but in fact, it exists in many kinds of colours like as black, as well as many shades of red and greens. Some are garnet are even blue, colourless, or most rare of all change colours in different lights.
The garnet is a very long-lasting gemstone found all over the world, including Wyoming, Czech Republic, Greece, Russian, Tanzania, Madagascar, Sri Lanka and India.
The tradition on garnet is extensive. The legend is that garnet can bring peace, prosperity and good health at home. Some people called it the "Gem of Faith" and it's believed that to those who wear it and do good, more good will come. The garnet has also symbolized the love and friendship.
The garnet is so long lasting, leftovers of garnet jewellery can be found as far back as the ronze Age. Other references go back to 3000 BC when the Egyptians used garnet as inlays in their jewelry and carvings. The Egyptians even said it was the symbol of love and life. The garnet was very popular with the Romans in the 3rd and 4th Century.
The garnet is believed to protect its wearer from evil and disaster. By this time 19th century it was the world’s largest source of gem garnet. A prosperous garnet jewelry and cutting industry based on the very popular red pyrope garnet was started in Czechoslovakia in 1500. Some ancient healers and wise men even placed garnet in wounds and praised its healing powers.
Nowadays, the garnet can be found in a range of jewellery pieces and trends, from beautiful rings to stunning tiaras. Since the garnet can come in a range of colors, rare garnets in green or blue make awesome pieces, especially in pendants and drop earrings.
How to Buy Garnet
If you are looking to buying a garnet for yourself or a loved one, it is a great way to celebrate friendship, tribute a 2nd wedding anniversary or recognize the wearer's January birthday.
When buying, first visit a SterlingSilverJewelry.tv, who can assist you in purchasing exactly the right stone and piece. Look at how the garnet reacts under the light, both genuine and synthetic and check for an intense, saturated color.
Garnets commonly come in a wide spectrum of reds, but can also be green, pink, colourless or blue. The price of the piece will likely increase for more rare colors like green or blue.
January birthstone makes marvellous gifts to friends and family, and it becomes a very special feeling to a lot of people. Garnet usually signals eternal friendship and trust which is the perfect stone to give to a friend who has a birthday in January.
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