Deposit sites: Australia, U.S.A., Brazil, Madagascar, South Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Greenland, Kenya, Pakistan, Tanzania and world wide
Hardness: 6.5 ~ 7.5
Zodiacal sign: Scorpio, Aquarius
Color scheme: red, reddish brown, dark red.
Gemstone of the month: January, 2th Wedding Anniversary
The garnet (Latin, “Granatus,” seedlike) usually found as crystals the shape and color of pomegranate seeds. Known thousands of years before the Christian era, garnets permeated the histories of many religions and civilizations. Believed to be the possessor of many spiritual and curative powers, it is regarded as the gem of faith truth, loyalty, success and popularity.
In ancient times, the garnet along with other gems was called “carbuncle” and was thought by the Greeks to protect children from shipwreck and drowning. From pre-historic times, garnets have been set in decorative art. The Egyptians, Greeks Chinese, and Romans all created garnet jewelry. Enhanced by its availability, versatility and durability, the garnet has proven to be an excellent value that will assure its owner’s enjoyment for generations to come .