The Fire Of Garnet

Garnet, the birthstone for January, is a popular gemstone with a rich history and deep cultural significance. Known for its fiery red hue, garnet has been used in jewellery for centuries and is often associated with passion, energy, and love. This gemstone is also believed to have healing properties and can help improve one's physical and mental well-being. Garnet is found in many parts of the world, including Africa, India, and the United States, and comes in various colours, such as green, yellow, and orange. Whether you're born in January or love this vibrant gemstone, garnet is a timeless choice that will turn heads.

  • January

    The tradition of assigning birthstones to specific months dates back to ancient times, and the list of birthstones has evolved over the years. Garnet was designated as the birthstone for January by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912, based on the belief that it brings good luck and protection to those born this month. Additionally, garnet has been associated with various spiritual and healing properties for centuries, making it a meaningful and symbolic choice as a birthstone.

  • Hues Of Red Fire

    The colour of garnet birthstone can vary widely depending on the specific type of garnet. However, the most commonly known and recognised colour for garnet is a deep, rich red. This red colour can range from dark burgundy to a bright cherry red, with some garnets having a slightly brownish or orange fiery tint. Other garnets, such as spessartine or hessonite, can have an orange or yellow glow, while tsavorite garnets can be bright green.

Garnet Jewellery

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Garnet Gemstone Jewellery
  • What Is Garnet?

    Garnet is a mineral typically found in small, red or reddish-brown crystals. It belongs to the silicate mineral group and is composed of aluminium, calcium, iron, magnesium, and/or manganese. Garnet has a relatively high hardness, making it a popular gemstone used in jewellery.

  • Garnet Value

    Garnet's value depends on several factors, including the type, size, and quality, as well as the demand in the market. The value of garnet as a gemstone is determined by its colour, clarity, cut, and carat weight, with deep red or purplish-red garnets being the most valuable.

  • Second Wedding Anniversary

    Garnet is a popular choice for couples celebrating their second wedding anniversary. The gemstone symbolises the passion and commitment of a loving relationship. Additionally, garnet is believed to help strengthen the bond between partners.