Saturday, January 21, 2012

January Garnet

If your birthday falls in January, your traditional and modern birthstone is Garnet. The name for this coveted wine-colored gemstone comes from the Latin "granatus", which means "grain" or "seed" possibly because the crystals resemble pomegranite seeds. Though the red-colored Garnet receives the most recognition, the stone also appears in yellow, orange, green, pink, white and gray.
Garnets have been widely used for thousands of years, and are seeped in legends and myths. In modern times, Garnets are said to protect travelers. A symbol of love. a gift of Garnet signifies the desire for a loved one's safe travel and speedy homecoming. In addition, Garnet signified happiness and friendship.

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