9 Incredible Facts, Myths and Legends About Garnet

Garnet is a wonderful gemstone that looks beautiful in a variety of different styles of birthstone jewellery. So if you are looking for more information regarding this fabulous gemstone, here are 9 incredible facts, myths and legends about Garnet:

1. It's A Birthstone!
Garnet is the birthstone for January, which means that it is a fantastic gift for a special someone in your life who is born in January. According to calendar-origins.com the month of January was named after the god Janus, who was the god of beginnings.

We have a fantastic selection of birthstone jewellery available on our online store. So if you're searching for Garnet earrings ,necklaces or rings for a special somebody, browse through our collection of Garnet jewellery.

It Comes In Many Different Colours!
Many people think that garnet is just a red gemstone, however, it actually comes in a variety of different colours. It can be black, green, red or even colourless!

3. Garnet, A Warrior Stone
Some believe that Garnet offers protection against wounds and accidents. Garnet was used as a warrior stone; being used as a talisman during the crusades both by Christians and Muslims.

4. A Beautiful Gemstone Loved By Many
Garnet has been used as a gemstone for over 5000 years.

Garnet was very popular amongst the Anglo-Saxons, various items of Anglo-Saxon jewellery include this beautiful gemstone. They were also very popular in Roman civilisation; geology.com writes that it "was the most popular gemstone of Ancient Rome".

5. Not Just For Beautiful Jewellery!
Garnet has many uses; one of which being to create beautiful birthstone jewellery, but it is also used as an industrial material.Geology.com writes that Garnet abrasives can be used to create sandpaper that can be used in woodworking, Garnet also has various other uses such as waterjet cutting and abrasive blasting.

Garnet has also seen action in battle! Some Asiatic tribes made projectiles from Garnet. They were used by the Hanzas during hostilities with British troops on the Kashmir frontier in 1892.

6. Keep The Nightmares Away!
Jewelsforme writes that in the Medieval period, people thought that Garnet protected the person who wore them from nightmares. Garnet was also thought to have other various healing properties.

7. A Religious Symbol
Garnet is significant in a variety of different religions around the world. For example, some believe that a blood-red garnet is a symbol of Christ's sacrifice.

8. Garnet Jewellery Is Perfect For An Anniversary Gift
Garnet makes a fantastic gift for an anniversary! It is commonly given to a loved one for a two year anniversary, but it is also the alternate stone for a six year anniversary. So if you're searching for an anniversary gift, browse through our collection of Garnet jewellery.

9. Garnet Makes A Great Friendship Gift
Bernardine.com writes that in "earlier times" Garnet was exchanged between friends. The gift was a demonstration of the affection the two friends held for each other. So if you're searching for a gift for a friend, perhaps an item of beautiful Garnet jewellery? Especially if your friend was born in January!

Garnet Birthstone Jewellery, A Fantastic Gift!

If you're searching for a gift for a loved one who was born in January, Garnet jewellery is a fantastic choice. Birthstones make a fantastic birthday gift. The concept of birthstones is believed by some to have a connection with Aaron's breastplate (also known as the priestly breastplate). This breastplate featured twelve minerals, some believe there is a connection between these stones and the months of the year.

Our beautiful Garnet jewellery is also a fantastic choice for an anniversary gift. As written above; it is the stone for a two year wedding anniversary and an alternate stone for a six year anniversary.

Treat Yourself!

An item from our collection of Garnet jewellery would be a fantastic gift for yourself!

Browse through our collection of Garnet jewellery - we have beautiful Garnet earrings, necklaces and rings such as thisCamellia Garnet Ring. Watch the light dance through the beautiful gemstones as the ring rotates! This beautiful ring is stylish and contemporary, able to compliment and add some 'wow-factor' to both day and evening wear. So browse through our online store to add some glamour and sparkle to your wardrobe with beautiful birthstone jewellery from Amore Argento.

Purchasing A Gift From Our Store?

If you decide to purchase an item of jewellery from our online store, you can choose to include a personal message. This means that in addition to the elegant gift bag, heart shaped box and polishing cloth, you can add a beautiful note placed inside the gift box. This can be a fantastic way to add a small personal touch to your gift!

We can also deliver the gift directly to their address; for more information regarding delivery, please visit our shipping and returns page.

Searching For Beautiful Birthstone Jewellery? Give Amore Argento A Call!

We have a wide selection of birthstone jewellery available on our website. You can browse beautiful rings, necklaces, earringsand more on our fantastic website.

If you would like more information or have any questions regarding our Garnet jewellery, or any of the other items of jewellery available on our online store, please contact our friendly team. You can contact us by telephone by calling 0345 450 3966, alternatively you can fill out our contact form and we will reply as soon as possible.

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