The garnet, a deep red gemstone, represents the month of January amongst birthstones. It is proper that garnet represent January as the perfect welcome to the new year; a brilliant and passionate color.
Garnet is a minerals ranging in color from deep red to a stunning green. Garnets are most likely found in Africa, Sri Lanka, and India.
What does “garnet” mean? It is originates from the word granatum meaning seed. The garnet, is a red stone, named “seed” because it resembles a pomegranate seed.
Healing Power of Stones
Birthstones began as symbols of the tribes of Israel. Further in history birthstones became symbols of healing and wellness.
To that end, some believe the garnet offers healing powers including helping the heart, blood, and lungs. It is also believed to offer romance, passion, and intimacy. Not surprising that the garnet is associated with love as it is the color of blood and heart, deep, dramatic, and vibrant — similar to the feelings of romance.
Garnet & Fashion
Garnets are beautiful stones to blend into fashion choices. It pairs beautifully with many colors including green, red, blue, and purple. Below are beautiful examples of garnets in a variety of settings, pairings, and metals.
Use garnets throughout your jewelry wardrobe to create a sophisticated, chic look.