I don’t know about you, but I’ve always thought of a garnet as a red stone. Well who knew, but they come in a wide range of colors, from clear to (even) black. Green is apparently the rarest color, and red and orange hues are more common. The name garnet comes from the word “granatum” (seed), as it resembles pomegranate seeds.
Garnets also have a stellar repertoire of benefits to the wearer, including:
-strengthening the bloodstream
-symbolizing friendship and trust
-uplifts the attitude/ brings a light heart
-if you put it under your pillow, will aid with bad dreams and depression
-stimulates success in business
Sign me up! For this installment of birthstone jewelry, I thought I’d take a different focus and just look at rings. In no particular order, here’s some truly beautiful garnet rings.
Rosa Maria garnet Heyonn ring (surrounded in black diamonds)
4 thoughts on “January Birthstone: Garnet”
Since all stones come in a variety of colors, how does one know what stone they’re looking at? What characteristics differentiate one from the other? Probably one needs a degree in gemstones to answer my question? I do love the color represented by the first ring. All lovely!!
That’s an excellent question, mom! Only professional gemologists can be sure of what they’re looking at. Each gem has a specific chemical fingerprint. This is why I need to start taking classes at the GIA…
I adore garnets in all colors! Some stunning pieces here. xx
Glad you enjoyed the eye candy, Elise!