Garnet, one of the oldest stones, traditionally with a distinct reddish hue, is considered the January birthstone.
The stone is associated with good fortune in business and symbolizes loyalty and devotion. Additionally, it is associated with protective and healing influences.
Garnet derives its name from the Middle English word, ‘Garnet’, which means ‘dark red’.
Garnets are believed by many to have powers to cure physical diseases such as liver cancers and psychological problems such as depression and insomnia.
Garnets can also be found in deep purple, vibrant orange and green colours. The vibrant green tsavorite garnet has become popular in recent years.
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