Garnet Birthstone, one of the greatest and most valuable gemstone commonly collected by people who love jewelry is a group of hard minerals similar to glass. The word garnet comes from the Greek word Granatum meaning pomegranate seed that also reflects the shape and the color of the crystals. This kind of gemstone is used as jewelry and abrasive. This pure crystal gemstone has family with seven members: demantoid, andradite, almandine, grossularite, uvavorite, spessartite, and pyrope. The crystal structures of Garnet gemstone are Rhombic, Dodecahedron, and January gemstone Isometric. Like diamonds, it is graded by color, clarity, carat, and cut.
The colors of Garnet Birthstone are widely available with natural colors such as red, pink, purple, yellow, orange, green, violet, brown, black, and colorless. The shades of green and red also complete these natural colors. One of the most popular colors of Garnet Birthstone’s reddish brown. Other popular one is the vibrant green color of African Tsavorite and Russian Demantoid. It is the body color which determines the color of this kind of gemstone. The components of its colors are the hue for the color’s first impression, the tone for its lightness and darkness that is ranged from the lightest to the darkest and the last one is the saturation which is measured from the dullest color to the most vivid color.
It is great to have this kind of crystal in our jewelry collections. To give a piece of jewelry with Garnet Birthstone to our loved one is a good idea since this tradition has been existed since thousand years ago. By wearing jewelry with Garnet gemstone we will be given positive energy to be more sympathetic to other people. The pieces of jewelry that are suitable to be completed with the crystal Garnet gemstone are bracelet, earrings, necklace, pendant, and ring.
Important information about the Garnet Birthstone
- .The Garnet gemstone is for those who were born from December 22 to January 20.
- The Garnet gemstone is also used by those celebrating their second wedding anniversary.
- The Garnet gemstone is for people with Capricorn Zodiac Sign—the tenth zodiac sign which is influenced by Saturn Planet with the Goat as its sign.
- The Garnet gemstones can be alternated by other gemstones, such as Onyx, Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Blue Topaz, and Ruby.
Collecting Garnet Birthstone is great so we need to know about this deeply before we do it including the types, colors, cut, clarity, and carat to know prices.