January: Garnet

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Garnet is derived from the Latin name Granatum, a pomegranate, because it resembles the seeds of that fruit.

JANUARY BIRTHSTONE

Garnet is the January birthstone. Found across the US, in every color (except blue), and locally on Colorado’s Ruby Mountain—garnet is appreciated for its versatility and beauty.

HISTORY OF GARNET

Whether inlaid in gold earrings, pendants, rings, or itself carved through intaglio—the gemstone has found admiration in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.  Garnet depicted Egyptian pharaohs through African cloisonné. Later, it became a symbol for spiritual Europe (as well as a favorite medium of Roman dignity through intaglio).

USES OF GARNET

Today, garnet is used in industry, metalworking, art, and of course jewelry because the abundant minerals that form it create diverse colors, various strengths, and changing clarity.

Garnet is known for its utilization of creative energy.  It represents primordial fire, the creation of the world out of chaos, purification and love. It is a stone of strong, intense feelings.

GARNET AT STUDIO COLFAX

At our store, you see only strong, pure, and bright Garnet for the Capricorn or Aquarius who desires a unique, proud piece to harmonize with their life experience.

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