WHAT IS GARNET?
A very diverse family of stones with colors ranging from dark blood red to yellowish green. Some very rare varieties of the stone are called "color change" garnets.
WHAT IS GARNET'S STORY?
Garnet has been used in jewelry for centuries, some of the earliest records from ancient Egypt and Rome. Indeed, the garnet trade was very lucrative for many Roman merchants.
WHERE IS GARNET FOUND?
Found mainly in India, Pakistan, South America and parts of Europe, some rarer varieties of this stone are also found in parts of Africa.
WHAT IS THE SYMBOLISM OF GARNET?
Since time immemorial, garnet has been associated with friendship. However, it also took on a more spiritual level where Christians traditionally believed that garnets represented the blood of Christ.
GARNET IS THE BIRTHSTONE OF WHICH MONTH?
Garnet is the birthstone for the month of January.