Garnet! January’s Deep Red Birthstone!

Garnet is best known as it’s deep crimson shade of red, however this stone comes in a rainbow of colors!  From the fiery orange of Mandarin Garnet to the rich green of Tsavorite Garnet and to the most widely recognized color of Pyrope Garnet, it is considered a great gift to symbolize friendship and trust.

Photographed from the GIA Collection for the CIBJO project. Top row, left to right: 16.94 ct yellow oval garnet; 19.89 ct round orange spessartite garnet; 44.28 ct round, deep pink rhodolite garnet; 16.99 ct reddish orange cushion cut garnet; and 7.26 ct cushion cut tsavorite garnet. Bottom row, left to right: 8.20 ct oval greenish yellow garnet; 12.36 ct oval golden yellow garnet; 9.22 ct pink pear cut garnet; 14.53 ct light green cushion cut grossular garnet and 4.32 ct bluish green cushion cut garnet.

Photographed from the GIA Collection for the CIBJO project. Top row, left to right: 16.94 ct yellow oval garnet; 19.89 ct round orange spessartite garnet; 44.28 ct round, deep pink rhodolite garnet; 16.99 ct reddish orange cushion cut garnet; and 7.26 ct cushion cut tsavorite garnet. Bottom row, left to right: 8.20 ct oval greenish yellow garnet; 12.36 ct oval golden yellow garnet; 9.22 ct pink pear cut garnet; 14.53 ct light green cushion cut grossular garnet and 4.32 ct bluish green cushion cut garnet.

Interesting facts about the Garnet

  •  The origin of the name garnet is derived from the Greek word “granatum” meaning “pomegranate seed” which reflects the shape and color of the crystals
  • Garnets are also the Wedding anniversary gemstone and are given as gifts for the 2nd year of marriage
  • Generally, garnets are deep red in color, but they come in a variety of hues because of the different elements present in the stone.
  • The garnet is believed to bring good fortune to the wearer.
  • It is supposed to protect a traveler. Hence, it is gifted to people going on a long journey.
  • Garnet birthstone signifies loyalty, kinship and purity.
  • The garnet is believed to remove negativity and bring about positive changes in the person who wears it.

Have a Happy-Positive-Good Fortune Bringing-New Year and wear a garnet!

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