The intoxicating and vivid dark red flows in the air in January. It is the mystery and beauty brought by the January Birthstone garnet. The garnet represents primordial fire, creation, purification and love. It is a stone of strong, intense feelings. While wearing a garnet, it feels like a promise: I will love you forever. Garnet can also celebrates the 2nd anniversary of marriage.
Garnet | Cute Pomegranate Seeds
The name “garnet” comes from the medieval Latin “Garanatus”, which means pomegranate, because of the resemblance the small garnets bears to the red seeds you find inside a pomegranate.
We commonly think of garnets as red. The red is so vivid, which probably redder than most rubies. However, there is actually a wide variety of colors of garnets, like violet, orange, yellow and green.
Garnet | Loved by History
The Garnet is rooted in ancient history and all across the world. Garnets were found as beads in a necklace worn by a young man in a grave that dates back to 3000 B.C. This is proof of the hardness and durability of the stone.
The ancient Egyptians regarded garnet as an amulet, and the ancient Romans used garnet seal rings to seal the sealing wax of important confidential documents. In the Middle Ages, crusaders inlaid garnet in their armor, because they believed that garnet had a mysterious power to protect the owner from danger. Garnets were highly popular in Europe, in 18th and 19th centuries. They were frequently used for jewelry in the Victorian times.
Garnet | The Mystery Power
There are countless beliefs regarding the carious benefits of wearing a garnet to promote physical and mental health according to folklore.
According to Indian Astrology, garnet can help people eliminate negative emotions, reduce depression and inferiority, and bring more confidence and creativity, also is useful to keep clear thinking and inner peace.
There are also many beliefs that the wearing garnet can enhance body strength, endurance and vigor. For men, it keeps the reproductive system healthy. For women, it promotes hormonal balance and is said to reduce swelling.
In short, it is said that wearing garnet can bring many benefits to the body, but as we think, the biggest effect of garnet is to make you more beautiful.
Garnet | A Big Family
Garnet is actually a group name for several similar cubic crystal structure minerals like pyrope, spessartine, grossular, andradite, uvarovite, etc. So the garnet is a far more diverse gem than its name suggests.
In this big family, there is a flawless and clear green garnet is called Demantoid. It is one of the most beautiful and expensive gem in existence. The Demantoid is softer than other types of garenets, but its fire, or sparkle, is higher than a diamond and is known as the world’s most shining gem. A good quality Demantoid over five carats is even more rare than an emerald in the same size.
Garnet can set off your beauty, nobility and charming. At the beginning of the new year, isn't it just the new start symbol you need?
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