The history of garnets is fascinating, as is its spiritual significance to so many different cultures.
Garnet, is the birthstone of January.
From a jewelry perpsective, garnet is often a popular choice for talismans and fortunate charms all year long. Due to garnet's resemblance to pomegranate seeds, the stone was given the Latin name "granatum," which means "pomegranate seed."
The various hues of garnets include red, pink, black, brown, and green. The purplish-red hue of Almandine garnet, the most well-known specimen of this color variant, runs from dark brown to orange-red or even yellow-orange tints.
Both naturally occurring garnets and synthetic garnets made in laboratories are common. They are created when aluminum silicates react at extremely high temperatures with silica-containing rocks like granite or sandstone.
Garnet symbolizes the second wedding anniversary, and garnet is a stone of love and friendship. These jewels, which are deep red with flashes of yellow or gold, were coveted by the Romans of antiquity who thought they warded off fevers and nightmares.
There are numerous different hues of garnet, including red, pink, black, brown, and green. Red is the most prevalent color, while blue is the most uncommon. Tsavorite garnet, which is green, and melanite, which is black, are both varieties of garnet. Brown is one more uncommon color (hesonite).
Garnets were presented as wedding gifts in ancient Arabia to represent the devotion and fidelity of a husband and wife. The jewels were thought to shine like stars in the night sky.
Garnets have been employed for their metaphysical characteristics throughout history, just like other precious stones and minerals. They are particularly believed to represent love and affection, which makes them ideal for presenting as gifts of gratitude or friendship.
Because scientists thought garnets (a type of mineral) sparkled in the dark, ancient soldiers occasionally loaded their weapons with these stones before entering battle. Some people still hold this belief today.
This theory most likely originated from the fact that garnets that are a very vivid red color will shine brightly under a blacklight, which gave rise to the myth. Later research revealed that garnets do not genuinely glow in the dark, despite widespread misconceptions to the contrary.
We offer beautiful, high quality garnet and tsavorite pieces at JS Noor, and if you have any questions we can answer along your jewelry collecting journey we are always happy to help.