Garnet is a very popular gemstone, and is the most well-known dark red gemstone. Garnets are found in almost every colour, with reddish shades most common. Blue garnets are the rarest and were first reported in the 1990s. Garnets has been found in all different parts around the world, such as parts of the United States, Russia, India, Kenya, Tanzania, and Turkey
January is a chilly month for us, but maybe the color of garnet, the birthstone for the month of January can help?
The word garnet comes from the 14th-century Middle English word gernet, meaning 'dark red'. It is borrowed from Old French grenate from Latin granatus, from granum ('grain, seed')
This gem is a symbol of love and is often associated with life force, blood, heart and inner fire. Garnet restores balance, protects and strengthens. It’s also a powerful energy source. Red garnet stones are associated with the heart chakra. It’s more intense than other love-related stones, for example, rose quartz or jade. If you’re looking to attract love and positivity, include this stone in your life.