For those of you with a birthday in January you have Garnet as your birthstone a rich red stone thought to look like the seeds of a pomegranate.As it is also the stone associated with the second year of marriage it would make a perfect second anniversary present.
A spiritual stone of a high thinker and self empowerment. It is also thought to bring strength and safety to the wearer. Garnets are a hard stone and wear well. It is a also believed to keep the wearer safe during travel and it is because of this that in historic tines they would be given as gifts when people were going on a long journey. A nice stone perhaps to give to a loved one taking time out to travel.
Their value is measured by their weight, colour, cut and clarity, all of these must be measured together to give you the real value of the stone. It is a also believed to keep the wearer safe during travel.
Garnets were highly popular in Europe, in 18th and 19th centuries. They were frequently used for jewelry in the Victorian times. In Spanish astrology, the garnet once represented the sun.
To care for your garnet jewellery , clean with warm soapy water and a soft brush rinse the stone well after washing it. Ultrasonic treatments may also be used for any garnets except the demantoid variety. Do not steam clean your garnet.
As garnet is a popular stone you will find it set in many different jewellery pieces from silver to gold your local member will be happy to show you their extensive selection of garnet jewellery.