The name ‘garnet’ is derived from the word ‘Granatum’ meaning pomegranate. Garnets are composed of silicone minerals. Since Bronze Age garnet is being used as a gemstone and abrasive. Considered as a january birthstone garnets possess same crystal forms but their chemical composition is different. A garnet stone has many colors such as brown, red, orange, black, blue, green, purple, pink and yellow. They can be colorless. It is a very hard stone with 6.5 to 7.5 range of hardness on the Mohs scale. That’s why it is used for abrasive purposes.
Garnet is one of the darlings among january birthstone rings. A garnet birthstone has specific spiritual properties that can be different from garnets with different colors. According to legend garnet is one of the oldest of talismans. People not only consider garnet january birthstone jewelry as ornamental but they also believe they the stone possesses curative powers. Moreover its protective energies make this stone invaluable.
Garnet january birthstone necklace and other jewelry is well known for creative energies. It defeats the spirit forces present inside the body and rejuvenates your physical energy and ability. It is also considered as a sensual stone. Garnet is believed to represent primordial fire, love, purification and the creation of the world out of chaos. Garnet is the symbol of strength and powerful feelings.
The stone varies in size ranging from a grain of sand to the size of an apple. It was very popular among natives of ancient Egypt, Greek and Roman civilizations. It is mentioned in Talmud that a large garnet was used to provide light on Noah’s ark. Europeans used it in the Middle ages to enhance faith, truth and constancy. It was used to get rid of melancholy. Garnet is believed to be embedded in the Breastplate of the High Priest. It had been used as a sacred stone by Native Indians in the Americas such as the Mayans, the Aztecs, the South American Indians. It was also used by the African tribal elders. It enhances the fire inside to boost up creative powers. Garnet’s red color was symbolized for making people invulnerable to wounds. It is evident in history that some Asiatic tribes launched garnets from sling bows. Later on they were also used a bullets.
Not only we have garnet engagement rings andgarnet earrings but this precious stone is also used on a wide industrial scale to make watch gears and other scientific instruments. It is also used in sandpapers and abrasives. Almandine Garnet is tied to the earth. It protects you and gives you willpower. It also provides resistance to negativity. Blood circulation is improved and toxicity is eliminated. It is the stone of sensual love and relationships. Besides this it also provides you psychic protection.
Pyrope Garnet is believed to have mesmerizing powers. It is described as a ‘living fire.’ It gives you inspiration, charisma, and helps you in enhancing your abilities. It is the symbol of warmth and kindness. It unifies your creative forces.