Sunday, February 26, 2017

January's Birthstone is Garnet - Garnet Jewelry from Beautiful Silver Jewelry

allure garnet earrings sterling silver
Allure Garnet Gemstone Dangle Earrings in 925 Sterling Silver
Beautiful, red garnets have been revered throughout history. Garnet jewelry has been found to be worn as far back as 3100 B.C. throughout Europe, Egypt and Sumeria and was very popular in ancient Rome. Native American tribes used garnets in shield decorations and jewelry as they believed garnets had strong medicinal powers and protection against poisons and wounds.

Allure Garnet Pendant Handcrafted in Sterling Silver

The garnet family comprises a proud variety of the noblest and finest gemstones. Despite its great wealth of colors, the classic garnet is red.

The knights of the Crusades wore them as talismans against poison and wounding. Emperor Otto received from his son the valuable carbuncle gem that adorned the form German emperor's crown under the name of "the wise one". Queen Victoria also played the role of trendsetter for the garnet gemstone. According to legend, Noah used a finely cut, glowing garnet to illuminate the ark.

Garnets are said to enhance creativity and understanding, and to bring success in business. It is also said to symbolize happiness, love and friendships.

BIRTHSTONE: Garnet is January's Modern and Traditional Birthstone

ZODIAC STONE: An astrologic version of birthstones, selecting gemstones by astrological sign. Capricorn - (December 21 to January 21) - Garnet

DAY-OF-BIRTH STONE: Birthstones may also be selected based on the day of the week of birth. Garnet is Tuesday's day-of-birth stone.

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