10 Amazing Facts About Garnet
Happy Birthday January babies! Treat yourself, or someone you love, to a pretty piece of garnet jewelry. Did you know that some people believe that when you wear your birthstone, it brings good luck? We’re not sure if there’s any truth to this but it can’t hurt to try! Keep reading below to learn more about this beautiful gem.
1. Garnet is the birthstone for January.
Every month has its own birthstone. January’s birthstone is garnet. If you don’t know your birthstone, find out here.
2. Garnet occurs naturally in a rainbow of colors.
You’ve probably seen garnet in deep red colors but did you know this gemstone can be found in nature in a wide variety of colors with blue being the rarest?!
3. Garnet is believed to be a stone of protection.
During the crusades, garnet was worn by warriors to ensure their safe travels and amplify their strength in battle. Sometimes referred to as the “Warrior’s Stone”, garnet has been found on shields, arrows, and swords.
4. Garnet was used by some cultures as a remedy for illness.
Red garnet was used to treat depression and a variety of health problems ranging from skin infections to inflammation.
5. Garnet jewelry was worn by the ancient Egyptians.
Garnet was a highly sought after gemstone in ancient Egypt. Garnet jewelry was worn by Pharaohs. The gem was associated with the afterlife. Garnet has been found on mummies and in tombs.
6. Garnet was worn to slay bad vibes.
Not only is garnet a gorgeous gemstone, it might actually protect your good vibe! Ancient cultures wore garnet as a talisman to protect against negative energy, nightmares, and for spiritual protection. We’ll take that kind of protection any day!
7. Garnet can be found all over the world.
Garnet is one of the most abundant stones on earth. The gemstone has been part of human history since the Bronze Age.
8. Australia produces half of the world’s garnet.
In the late 1970s, a large deposit of garnet sands was discovered at Port Gregory in western Australia.
9. Garnet comes from the Latin word “Garanatus”.
Garanatus means seed-like referring to pomegranate seeds. Garnet stones actually resemble pomegranate seeds.
10. Garnet is considered a lucky stone.
Are you down on your luck? Unlucky in love? Strained friendships? Unsuccessful in business? Consider garnet to manifest better relationships, balance, and success. Garnet might be the boost you need. Hey, it’s worth a shot!