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Garnet

Gemstones
Garnet
Rhodolite garnet is a raspberry-red, purplish-red or rose-coloured garnet. Rhodolite garnet gets its name from the Greek word, "rhodon", meaning "rose coloured", which refers to its pinkish hue.The name "garnet" comes from the Medieval Latin word, "granatum", which is an adjective meaning "dark-red". Regarded as the stone of passionate devotion: to your family, your friends, yourself, and your own purpose in life. Believed to stimulate the senses, and increase vitality and stamina. Garnet is thought to promote successful business, encourage compassion and aid self-confidence. Garnet is said to have the ability to heal the blood and encourage good circulation. Garnet is the birthstone for January, the zodiacal stone for Aquarius and the second anniversary stone.

 

Colors: Garnet is available in a wide variety of colors, from yellow, orange, peach, green, red, purple, to blue, brown and pink. The most commonly occurring color is red and the rarest is blue. The color of a garnet is the most important quality factor.
Shapes: Garnets are extremely versatile and can be cut in any fashion and shape.
Origin: United States, Africa, Sri Lanka, Brazil and India.
Care: Protect from scratches, sharp objects, and extreme temperature changes.
Notes: Said to give wearer protection during the night time from nightmares. Egyptians used garnets as an antidote for poison and snake bites.