For people who were born on the month of January, their birthstone is none other than the Garnet stone. This stone according to myth possess magical powers that can enhance your night vision and aid with achieving success. It is also the traditional stone that symbolizes the second marriage anniversary. In the past, some archeologists have found various types of garnet jewelry in the lake dweller graves.
They said that the Garnet stone was a popular jewelry back in the Bronze Age. Today, you can find garnet mines in India, Brazil, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Siberia and Africa.
Not a lot of garnets are a high-quality stone but those that are of high-quality are more than just priceless gems. Just like the diamond, buying a garnet ring once is for life! They are available in a broad spectrum of colors except in blue. You can find a garnet stone that is in a shade of vibrant orange, lime green garnet earrings, pink garnet in affordable jewelry and even shades of violet.
Garnet consists of certain minerals like Pyralspites (Aluminum), Ugrandites (Calcium), Pyrope Uvarovite, Almandine, Andradite and more. Apart from pure varieties of garnets, there are some mixed called rhodolite. As far as the color of garnet is concerned, there is a special type of garnet called Spessartite garnet.
Spessartite garnet is ideochromatic, which means that it gets its color from magnesium. Vibrant orange is produced by magnesium in garnets, which has become irresistible and quite popular.
Because of this, fashion stores online also sells garnet jewelry. There are a huge variety of garnets found in fashion stores online.
If you mix some iron in the form of Almandine then the garnet will produce a deeper color of red, similar to the redness of wine and is as intoxicating. Did you know that the garnet actually got its name from the Latin word granatum which means grain?
Garnets are commonly available in two different forms, the igneous and the metamorphosed rock formations. These rocks are formed due to intense heat like the one produced naturally by volcanoes. Garnets hold a strong reputation of being tough and they are used as a gemstone at the same time in the abrasive industry.