January Birthstone: Garnet

Garnet is a gorgeous gemstone that can be found in all colours, however is most commonly seen in dark red shades. It is the birthstone of the month January, and is known to symbolise commitment, friendship and trust. Throughout this weeks blog, we’ll touch on the attributes, properties and symbolisms of beautiful Garnet. 
 
The name Garnet originates from the Middle English word ‘Gernet’ meaning ‘dark red’. Garnets have been used since the Bronze Age for decorative purposes and jewellery. The stone is fairly durable and falls somewhere between 6.5 and 7.5 on the Mohs Scale depending on the species. This makes it perfect for jewellery! It was discovered in Egyptian art and is now found primarily in Brazil, Namibia and Kenya. 
 
Garnet is a symbol of lasting friendship, with healers believing alleviated inflammation and heart issues. It was also thought to enhance karma with astrologers believing if you do good while wearing the stone, more good will be bestowed upon you. Garnet features prominently in Greek Mythology, establishing its reputation as a stone of courage and positive thinking. 
 
Garnet is a beautiful gemstone, known for its exquisite reddish hues and is used in a number of pieces at Augustine Jewels. The Andalusian Collection, our most recent range, features a stunning range of jewellery using Garnets - here’s a selection to browse!
 
 
 
These beautiful Octagon Gold Drop Earrings feature a vibrant Garnet paired with a warm orange Citrine. From the Andalusian Collection, they were inspired by the colour palette of Spanish Flamenco. 
 
 
 
This necklace shows an intricate filigree design, inspired by the unique architecture of the Alhambra Palace in Granada. It displays a delicate array of Garnets and Citrines. 
 
 
This contemporary 9ct Yellow Gold Ring features a trio of round cut gemstones that shows the beautiful combination of Garnet and Citrine. This gorgeous ring is sure to make an impression on anyone with its unique design!
 
 
This stunning piece is an example of our bespoke service. It allows clients to be part of the designing process from beginning to end, including design and choosing gemstones. This ring features a gorgeous Octagon Cut Garnet with a triple White Gold band.
 
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