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Birthstone of the Month - January

Garnet

The perfect gift for anyone born during January, Garnet can be worn by anyone but is especially suited to those with a cool skin tone, blonde, dark brown or black hair and blue or brown eyes.

Traditionally Garnet is set with Yellow Gold but can also look stunning set with white metals such as White Gold or Platinum.


Characteristics

Deep Red is the most popular colour of Garnet but it can be found in all colours except for blue.


Origins

The name Garnet comes from the Roman word 'grants' meaning seeds the stones were thought to resemble pomegranate seeds.


Symbolism & Healing Powers

Garnet symbolises faith, eternity and truth, it is said to provide the wearer with health and good fortune and provide a calming influence.

Protect from nightmares and aid peaceful sleep

Heal wounds by stopping blood flow

Provide antidote to snakebites and food poisoning

Promote true love

Protect the home of the wearer from fire and lightning.


Where it's Found

USA, Africa, Brazil, India, Sri Lanka.


Care

1. Whenever possible put your Garnet jewellery on after applying any lotions, perfumes or sprays and remove when doing the dishes or other tough jobs such as gardening.

2. Clean your Garnet jewellery using shop bought jewellery cleaner or with mild soap and warm water, scrub gently with a soft toothbrush, rinse in warm water and dry using a soft cloth, a sonic cleaner can also be used.









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