Garnet is the January birthstone and is said to bring love, luck, faith and friendship into our lives (definitely something we could use a little more of in the coming new year)! Found all over the world, the garnet has a rich and unique history. Known for its captivating red hues and striking appearance, you will definitely see this stone more and more in the upcoming month and that is something we can get behind.
The name "garnet" originates from the Latin word "granatus," meaning "seeds." This is due to the stone's striking similarity to the red seeds in a pomegranate. With a long history, the garnet can date back as far as 3000 B.C. Many Egyptian pharaohs adorned mummified corpses with garnet necklaces, and in Ancient Rome, many nobles wore garnet signet rings to symbolize their social status and wealth.
While the garnet has many symbolic and spiritual attributes, there is one thing we're certain of – this gemstone makes a magnificent and unique addition to any piece of jewelry. Here are some of our favorite garnet pieces that will have you wishing for a January birthday.
This Cushion Checkered Garnet necklace will be the perfect statement piece for the new year.
If you look for something unique and bold, then this Split Shank Rope Solitaire ring is just for you. With its contemporary flair and one-of-a-kind design, you will never want to take it off.
Simplicity is key with these Cushion Checkerboard Garnet Studs.
Either worn by itself, or in stacked with other bracelets, this Oval Garnet tennis bracelet will make an elegant and exotic addition to your jewelry box.
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