The January birthstone is called garnet. It’s a beautiful stone and would make a great addition to any piece of custom jewellery. Whether or not you were born in January, you’re sure to find these facts about the garnet exciting and intriguing.
Despite the word garnet coming from the word ‘gernet’ meaning dark red, garnets are not always crimson in colour. In fact, garnets display the greatest variety of colour of any mineral. They are most common in a rich range of reds, from rust to rose to deep violet. If you’re born in January, you have a number of options for a piece of custom jewellery featuring your birthstone.
If you want a jeweller to create a ring or a piece of family jewellery to be passed down for generations, you may want to choose garnet for the center stone. Garnet is so durable that remnants of garnet jewellery from nearly 5000 years ago have been found intact.
Many birthstones have interesting and rich histories, and the garnet is no exception. Dating back to 3000 BC, the Egyptians used garnet in their jewellery and carvings and believed it was a symbol of faith. In folklore, the garnet is said to bring peace, prosperity and good health. Today, the gorgeous garnet stone makes a perfect accent for any piece of custom jewellery in Calgary.
Whether set in a ring, necklace or bracelet, the garnet is the perfect stone to give to a dear friend. Legends indicate that the garnet symbolizes deep and lasting friendship, so pay a visit to your local jeweller and get started on designing a piece of custom jewellery for your closest compadre.
Garnet is found all over the world, which explains why it was popular among so many different cultures throughout history. Today, the major mining sites for garnet are in the Czech Republic, Greece, India, Madagascar, Russia, Sri Lanka and the United States.
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