It is believed the true value of the Garnet birthstone is its power to bring the wearer good health, wealth and happiness. It is considered a great gift to symbolise friendship and trust.
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What are the Garnet birthstone’s reputed health benefits? According to Indian astrology, garnet helps eliminate negative feelings such as depression, guilt. It can instil greater self-confidence and mental clarity to promote creative thinking and peace of mind.
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Does Garnet come in different colour variations? Garnet is a group of several minerals. Five of these – Pyrope, Almandine, Spessartine, Grossular and Andradite.
Pyrope and Almandine range from purple to red. Spessartine is found in exciting oranges and yellows.
While Andradite is mostly yellow to green, Grossular may have the widest colour range, from colourless through yellow to reddish orange and orangey red, as well as a strong vibrant green called tsavorite.
Garnet may be the birthstone for January, but its stunning variety of colors has made it a gift for all occasions.