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Garnet January Birthstone Pendant. Silver & Garnet Angel from Angel Jewelry.

What better gemstone to lead us out of the darkness of winter and back towards the Sun than the strong and vibrant Garnet, with its deep, warm red spark of life. Known as January’s birthstone, it is also the stone for the zodiac sign of Aquarius and can be given as a gem on the 2nd and 6th wedding anniversary.  A Gemstone of the Sun, Garnet has been found to contain rare earth elements.

Garnet jewelry has a history that dates back to the Bronze Age, circa 3000 BC. Garnets were found in ancient Egypt, Rome, and Greece.  In the old testament we are told that Noah was led through the tempests of the great flood with the help of a gigantic Garnet which was held in a lantern at the helm of the Ark, and another reference tells us that the breastplate of  the high priest Aaron contained, among other gemstones, a Garnet into which was carved the name of one of the twelve tribes of Israel and also represented one of the twelve signs of the Zodiac.. In Myth and legend Garnet is associated with one of the oldest fruits known to man the pomegranate..the names of both stemming from the Latin word granatus meaning seed or grain. The name Garnet may also come from a middle English word gernet meaning dark red  The depth and richness of Garnet has been linked with fertility from ancient times not only because of its colour and its assocoiation with menstruation, but also through the Myth of Persephone and the cycle of the seasons. Persephone the Goddess of sunshine was given a pomegranite by Hades, God of the underworld, to ensure her speedy return, when she left him each spring to bring life and warmth back to the earth after the decay of winter.

 Folklore has it that  Garnets are symbolic of a quick return and may be given to a beloved before embarking on a trip, as it is believed to heal the broken bonds of lovers. Tradition associates the Garnet with the qualities of success in business, protection for travel, constancy, loyalty and comittment especcially in Love, the Victorians being fond of giving a piece of Garnet jewellery to mark the second and sixth wedding aniversary, as a symbol of  deepening  love and comittment in marriage. 

According to ancient Egyptians and Greeks, as well as New Age and Crystal healers, this gemstone has many of the highest healing qualities. Garnet is said to have restorative properties which are recommended in the healing of toxicity and blood poisoning as well as circulatory dysfunction. The Garnet is also widely revered as helpful in arthritis and muscle pain due to its warming energy.

 As we celebrate our yearly returning, towards the  life giving Sun we remember the full vibrancy and life affirming properties of this glorious stone.  The Garnets I use to make my Angel pendants and Angel jewelry are all hand picked for their fire, light and colour.  The Garnet Angel Pendant is a special gift which brings all the magnificent energy of the Garnet gemstone together with the Angels love and devotion, in one beautiful piece of Angel jewelry. You can see my handmade Angel Jewellery here, and also make purchases safely online..Please email me with any queries or for further information.

Very much love,

Linda.

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