It’s the start of a new year and month, Rosettes and that means it’s time to talk about a new birthstone! January is all about the garnet. This gorgeous gemstone holds a wide range of fascinating properties that are sure to blow your mind. Let’s begin our journey into the world of the garnet!
Garnet derives from the Latin word “Garanatus”, meaning “seed like”. You may be wondering; this must have something to do with fruit, right? You are correct! The name is in reference to a particularly tasty fruit, the pomegranate. The gem resembles the deep red seeds of the fruit. Interesting tidbit huh?
Even though red garnets have a long history and are the most popular shade, this gem comes in other colors too! Other hues include various shades of green, orange, deeply saturated purplish reds, and even sometimes blue. What makes this gem even more special? Garnets can showcase a unique color-change phenomenon similar to another eye-catching gem, the alexandrite. How cool is that?!
Like all gems, we have to travel back in time to see where it got its start. The garnet can be traced back to thousands of years ago where garnet necklaces adorned the necks of Egyptian pharaohs. Garnet was not just used as a fashion statement; it was used as a talisman to ward off negative energy. A word that you may hear associated with this stone is “carbuncle”. So…what does it mean exactly? This was a term used for red garnets in ancient times even though the term was used for any red stone. It is said that carbuncle was thought to be one of the four precious stones given to King Solomon by God.
The red garnet’s availability increased with the discovery of the famous Bohemian garnet deposits in central Europe around 1500. Many castles and church interiors were decorated with the stone. Other notable origin facts include that the stone was frequently used in jewelry during the Victorian Age and in Spanish astrology, the garnet once represented the sun.
Known as the gift of love, the stone will aid you in finding true love. Wearing a piece of garnet jewelry will allow you to open your heart and let love in. Loyalty, consistency, truth, and passion are a few traits that this stone holds that will help you on your quest. Take that leap of faith, you never know what can happen!
Ultimately, the garnet will help you live your best life! It will steer you clear of any negativity that may come your way and will alleviate any stress. Serenity and peace will fill your days and you will feel a sense of calming even when things get chaotic. The gem will purify and revitalize your energy to keep your inner spirit shining 24/7. No one is going to dim your sparkle!
You’re known to be a determined individual and you crave pursuing the next goal. With a garnet piece of jewelry, you will be able to exceed your expectations and knock out all of your goals with ease. You will be more motivated than ever and this will lead to great opportunities in your life!
Continuing on the trend of success, you will see a lot of it flourish in business as well as your personal life. You may get that dream job you always wanted or accomplish a fantastic achievement. How amazing is that?!
What L&P Offers
We offer a few pieces here at Love & Promise that contain this stunning gem but it doesn’t stop there! Have a design in mind that you want to bring to life? We can make that happen with our custom design process! Contact us or schedule a consultation, we would love to bring your piece to fruition!
The garnet is one cool gemstone, right? To stay up to date with all things Love & Promise, be sure to follow us on our socials, check out our website, and subscribe to our newsletter. Have a great birthday month, January Rosettes!3