Radiate a mesmerising red beauty with January’s spectacular birthstone, Garnet.
With each month comes a beautiful birthstone to represent it, and January’s is one that will add a pop of colour to all your outfits for all occasions.
The name ‘garnet’ originates from the medieval Latin ‘granatus’, meaning Pomegranate, synonymous with the iconic red colouring.
Garnet is mined in a rainbow selection of colours, however it is the intense, deep red hues that are the most popular. Other colours include purple, orange, yellow and green.
Some say that garnet has a power to bring good health, wealth and happiness to the wearer, and it was said to be worn and adorned by the Pharaohs of Egypt.
Found in a variety of regions and countries, the most popular source for garnet is the continent of Africa, however it can also be found in Brazil, India and Sri Lanka.
Dependent on the specific type of garnet, the stone can range from 6.5-7.5 on Mohs Scale of Hardness, making it more susceptible to damage when in comparison to higher measured diamonds, sapphires and rubies.
Because of the lower measurement, the perfect way to wear and protect garnet jewellery is in either earrings or pendants, ensuring they come in to contact the least with other objects.
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