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Garnet is the birthstone for January and the gemstone associated with the 2nd-anniversary celebration of marriage. The word garnet comes from the 14th?century Middle English word gernet, meaning 'dark red'. It has been derived from the Latin garanatus, from granum ('grain, seed'). This reference makes sense as small garnets look like the bright red seeds you find inside in a pomegranate, which are similar in shape, size, and colour to some garnet crystals.
Garnets are a group of silicate minerals that have been used by man since the Bronze Age as gemstones and abrasives. It has been a popular gem throughout history and 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. All species of garnets possess similar physical properties and crystal forms but differ in chemical composition. Species such as Almandine and Pyrope are the most widely used Garnet gemstones. Pyrope - Mg3Al2(SiO4)3 is especially noted for its transparency and frequent lack of flaws or inclusions. A rose-red to a violet variety of Pyrope (or intermediary between Almandine and Pyrope) is known as Rhodolite and is very well represented in the modern gem trade.
Garnet is a protective energy stone which is especially known for protection from evil, during travel, nightmares, and from wounds. It has also been used to release bad karma, which can be considered a form of protection in this life.
Design Your Own Garnet Gemstone Jewellery Gift
With the latest technology and the superb expertise of Brilliyond's jewellery artists, we manage to tame this fiery red gemstone and transform it into your favourite piece of adornment. We offer a wide selection of exclusively designed garnet necklaces and pendants as well as garnet rings, earrings and even red garnet engagement rings. If you need any form of assistance, please contact us or call 1300 186 315.