The name ‘Garnet’ derives from the Latin words for pomegranate, owing to its vibrant red colour and the resemblance of its seeds to precious jewels. Interestingly, the tale of ‘Garnet Gifting’ is also intertwined with another story; when Hades cunningly convinces Persephone to return to the underworld with him each year—using the infamous pomegranate trick.
As you can see, the gemstone carries a profound symbolism of energy renewal, intense passion, and joy. In modern times, garnets have been associated with a wide range of hues beyond the traditional red, including greens of demantoid and the deep violets of almandine, both of which also symbolise enthusiasm and zest for life.
January babies greatly benefit from this gemstone as it embodies the power of energy renewal, passion and enthusiasm, providing the necessary support to overcome the January blues.
Here are our picks for the most beautiful Garnet jewellery to flaunt around this month.
Tasaki Gold Garnet Earrings
18kt Yellow Gold Collection Line refined rebellion garnet earrings.
Shay Jewellery Essential
Essential 18kt gold ring with green garnets.
Garnet & 18kt recycled gold necklace.
David Yurman’s ‘Châtelaine’
18kt Yellow Gold Chatelaine garnet and diamond ring.
Pomellato Iconica Collection
18kt rose gold Iconica garnet earrings.
Summer Snow 9-karat gold, citrine and garnet earrings.
Swarovski Sparkling Dance pendant
Round cut, oval shape, red, rose gold-tone plated.