About Gemstone - Garnet
Garnet, a stunning gemstone known for its deep red hue, has been designated as the birthstone for the month of January. The name "garnet" is derived from the Latin word "granatum," meaning pomegranate. This association is fitting, as garnets resemble the vibrant seeds found within this fruit.
The gemstone has been admired since ancient times for over 5000 years, with various cultures throughout history. In ancient Egypt, it was believed to have protective powers against evil spirits and was often used in amulets and talismans. The Romans also cherished garnets, adorning their jewelry with these precious stones as a symbol of wealth and power, and was often worn by warriors as a talisman for protection during battle.In addition to its subliminal properties, garnet has gained popularity due to its durability. With a hardness rating of 6.5-7.5 on the Mohs scale (depens on its mineral composition), it is suitable for everyday wear without fear of damage or scratches. With chemical formula of:
Where A can be : Fe, Ca, Mn, Mg
and B can be : Al, Fe, Ti, Cr.
The name Garnet is actually a name that used for a large group of rock-forming minerals, that have so many color other than red. Types of Garnet: Almandine & Pyrope (most common - red colour), Demantoid, Mali, Hessonite, Spessartite, Rhodolite, Andradite, Malaya, and Tsavorite (green) as the rarest color.
Garnet holds a special place in the hearts of those born in this winter month. They are said to bring good luck, enhance creativity. In modern days, garnet symbolized love and friendship.
With a rich history that dates back to ancient times, this gemstone holds a special place in the world of jewelry and folklore. Today, garnets continue to be highly sought after by both collectors and jewelry enthusiasts alike. The deep red color exudes elegance and sophistication, making it a popular choice. Whether set in rings, necklaces or earrings, this gemstone adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to any piece.
In conclusion, garnet's status as January's birthstone is well-deserved. Its vibrant color, rich history, metaphysical properties make it an enduring favorite among gem lovers worldwide.
AR Signature's product with natural garnet: