January's Birthstone, Garnet.

Garnet

Garnet gemstone jewellery collection

Brief history of garnet:
Garnet dates back to the Egyptian times, as far back as 3800 BC. The Egyptians believed it to be an important symbol of good health and became very popular in the Victorian era. Garnet is commonly found in Africa, Sri Lanka, India, Russia and the United States.

Handmade garnet drop earrings

Interesting facts about Garnet:
Garnet can come in many colours, including red, orange, yellow, green, purple, brown, black, and pink but the most common colour is red. It is a durable and long-lasting gemstone, made from a group of minerals, including iron and aluminium. It has a hardness of 6.5-7.5 on the Mohs scale, which makes it a durable and long-lasting gemstone. It also has a refractive index of 1.73-1.89, which means that it bends light slightly as it passes through it, giving it a sparkling appearance! It’s cubic crystal structure means that it has a symmetrical and orderly arrangement of atoms.

handmade garnet bracelet on sterling silver

Characteristics of people born in January:
The defining characteristics of someone born in January are that they independent, organised, a strong leader and disciplined.

handmade garnet wrap necklace

Believed healing properties of garnet:
It is believed that garnet has healing properties, such as increasing energy, vitality and self-esteem as well as promoting peace, health and deep friendships as well as enhancing good karma.

Handmade garnet drop necklace

Wedding anniversaries:
Garnet is also given to celebrate 2nd and 6th wedding anniversaries.


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