Garnet

Garnet is an isomorphic stone, identical in crystal structure but varying in chemical content that is responsible for its occurrence in many colours from the commonly associated red to green, black and purple. Garnet’s name finds its roots in the Greek ‘granatus’ meaning pomegranate, representing both the aesthetic qualities of the fruit’s deep red colour and granular shape of the seeds. Many different sources reference garnet’s affinity with femininity with some believing they should only be worn by women. The healing stone is also said to protect the wearer from nightmares, bring success in business and boost confidence. Garnet is celebrated as the symbolic gemstone for second wedding anniversaries, the birthstone for January and the astrological sign Aquarius in the zodiac calendar.

Countries of Origin: Mozambique, India, Thailand