Forgotten history of birthstone jewellery: Garnet
January’s Birthstone Garnet represents regeneration, consistency and truth
Story of January’s Birthstone Garnet
January’s birthstone is garnet which is known to help relieve energy blockages and help you return to a natural state of joy and vitality.
How are Garnets Formed?
Garnets are formed in layers of rock deep underground and can withstand extreme temperature fluctuations. Garnets are studied by geologists to help them understand the effect of temperature and pressure on the surrounding rocks.
History and Meaning of Garnets
Garnet’s name comes from the word ‘seed’ as the stones resemble the colour and shape of pomegranate seeds.
Garnets are believed to help prevent nightmares. According to folklore if you dream of losing a garnet necklace you can expect good fortune in the future.
Colours of Garnets
As well as red garnets can also be pink, black, purple, green, yellow, brown and garnet. I’ve made my new birthstone Satsuma stud earrings in red and also the most beautiful, orange garnets.