THE GARNET has a rich and storied history.
It has been known to symbolize many virtuous qualities, including a light heart, loyalty and enduring affections.
Do you know that...
💎 ~GARNETS AREN'T ALL RED~
In fact, it exists in many colors, such as black, green, or even colorless. While the garnet is actually found in a rainbow of colors, most people associate it with its deep red hue.
💎 ~THEY AREN'T MINED UNDERGROUND~
While many, if not most, gemstones are mined underground, garnets are not. Garnets are actually commonly found as small pebbles in streams and watery places, where the igneous and metamorphic rocks that contain them have weathered away. These pebbles are found in many places around the world, including North and South America, Australia, and India.
💎 ~GARNETS WERE PRIZED BY ANCIENT WARRIORS~
Garnets have a proud history beyond being beautiful to wear. Ancient warriors believed that garnets brought them victory. The Crusaders used them as protection against wounds and accidents during their journeys. Warriors in Asian territories believed that glowing garnets, which could be used as bullets, inflicted more severe wounds.
💎 ~THEY WERE ONCE THOUGHT TO HOLD MEDICINAL POWERS~
In Medieval times, garnets were thought to protect its wearer against poisons, wounds and bad dreams, as well as cure depression. Red garnets in particular relieved fever, hemorrhages and inflammatory diseases.
The wonderful necklace by @everydayjewellery6377, made of crystallised agate, garnet, pink quartz and glass rounders, has just arrived in store. $95
Also on photo 📸 : decorative bowl by @art_by_shabbi and leaf plate by @madeofmudpottery.
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