Derived from the Latin word for pomegranate because they resemble the seeds of the fruit. It is a brittle and more or less transparent silicate material. The most famous garnets are of the dark variety and has been used for thousands of years especially in the Victorian era.
Garnets have been valued as a sacred stone by the Native American Indians, the Aztecs, the African tribal elders and the Mayans. According to the Talmud, the only light on Noah’s ark was provided by a large Garnet. As a Warrior’s Stone, Garnet served as a talisman in the Crusades for both the Christians and their Muslim enemies.
Garnet is said to have been one of the twelve stones in the Breastplate of the High Priest. Today, Garnet is not only worn ornamentally as a beautiful gem, but is used widely in industrial markets, from watch gears and scientific instruments to sandpaper and abrasives.
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Garnet – January Birthstone
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