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Forgotten history of birthstone jewellery: Garnet

Published on Thursday 23 January 2020

Forgotten history of birthstone jewellery: Garnet

January’s Birthstone Garnet represents regeneration, consistency and truth

Catherine Hills Jewellery Garnet rububble ring

Story of January’s Birthstone Garnet

Catherine Hills Jewellery Garnet birthstone pollen stud earrings

January’s birthstone is garnet which is known to help relieve energy blockages and help you return to a natural state of joy and vitality.

How are Garnets Formed?

Catherine Hills Jewellery Garnet birthstone pollen cluster pendant necklace

Garnets are formed in layers of rock deep underground and can withstand extreme temperature fluctuations. Garnets are studied by geologists to help them understand the effect of temperature and pressure on the surrounding rocks.

History and Meaning of Garnets

Catherine Hills Jewellery Garnet January birthstone ball and chain pendant necklace

Garnet’s name comes from the word ‘seed’ as the stones resemble the colour and shape of pomegranate seeds.

Catherine Hills Jewellery Garnet January birthstone pollen charm pendant

Garnets are believed to help prevent nightmares. According to folklore if you dream of losing a garnet necklace you can expect good fortune in the future.

Colours of Garnets

Catherine Hills Jewellery January Cabinet of curiosities

As well as red garnets can also be pink, black, purple, green, yellow, brown and garnet. I’ve made my new birthstone Satsuma stud earrings in red and also the most beautiful, orange garnets.

Catherine Hills Jewellery Orange Garnet birthstone Satsuma stud earrings

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