Garnets they can be found in almost every colour of the rainbow. From the tropical green of the Tsavorite garnet to the deep crimson of the Almandine garnet. We love the variety of colours and how you can find one to match every style. This gives them a unique personality compared to other precious gemstones. The name “Garnet” comes from the Latin word for “Garantus” meaning “seedlike”. At first this seems like an odd reference, but it is often compared to a pomegranate. The intense red of their seeds reminds you of small garnets.
In Greek mythology, a pomegranate was given as a gift of love, to symbolise its eternity. This makes garnets the perfect gemstone to give to someone you love. Someone you love so deeply, that the only way to express it is through a deep red stone. In another legend the god Hades gave a garnet to his love Persephone before she left for her home. Garnet should be given to a beloved before embarking on a journey as it is believed to heal the broken bond of true love.
The sultry red of a garnet is so sensual; so, it is no surprise that the gemstone is said to free one’s sensual side to release passion and love in a couple. It helps them explore their intimacy and can act as an aphrodisiac. Worn with precious metals such as yellow gold or platinum can unleash your inner sensuality. This is the ultimate decadence, to remind you of your passions and romance.
It is a durable stone, beads have been found in tombs and ruins dating all the way from 3000 B.C. Garnets can remind you the strength of the love you have for that special someone. Sometimes it is important to have a reminder of how strong your relationship is, making garnet the perfect stone to wear every day. It inspires stability and devotion. Isn’t that beautiful symbolism for your relationship?
Sometimes life gets in the way and you can lose sight of what is really important in your relationship. We all need help unleashing our sensuality and exploring the passions you share with another person. Let a Garnet act as a reminder to take time in your day to express your love.