Garnet - January birthstone

2018-01-24 06:01
If you were born in January, then garnet is your birthstone.

If you were born in January, then garnet is your birthstone.

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IF you were born in January, then garnet is your birthstone which will bring you luck, love and health, loyalty and prosperity.

The gem comes in a range of colours, but fiery red is the most popular because of its intense hue and sparkle. Ancient Persians only allowed their kings to own and wear garnets.

Garnet deposits are found all over the world. Some of the biggest mines are in Africa, South America and Russia - the name is derived from the Latin granatus, meaning “seeds” – clusters of garnet crystals resemble the red seeds inside a pomegranate.

• During the Roman Empire people believed garnets protected travellers. If a garnet sparkled, it was a warning of approaching danger.

• The ancient Chinese said that a red garnet represented a tiger’s soul which had transformed into a precious gem after the animal’s death.

• Said to give protection against nightmares, ghosts and ghouls.

• It is the traditional gemstone to commemorate the second and 18th wedding anniversaries.

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