History of Garnets

Garnet Birth Stone

Information about the History of Garnets
Discover some fascinating information about the History of Garnets.

  • Facts and Information about the History of Garnets
  • History of Garnets
  • Use of Garnets in jewelry

History of Garnets

The History of Garnets - What are Garnets?
What exactly are Garnets? The word garnet is derived from the Greek word "granatum" which means "pomegranate seed" reflecting the shape and color of the crystals. Like diamonds, gemstones are graded by color, cut, clarity and carat weight.

Facts and Information about Garnets

The History of Garnets
Garnets are found in many varieties, each being described by a special name. The Bohemian Garnet is a deep red, whilst the Cinnamon garnet stone usually has its colour varied by a tinge of orange. Almandine Garnets have a violet hue and take their name from Alabanda, a town in Asia Minor, where, according to the Roman author Pliny, this stone (which he describes as the Alabandicus) was in his time cut and polished.

History of Garnets

  

They are found in Brazil, Mexico, Bohemia, Australia, and North America, an uncommon bright green variety being also found in the Ural Mountains.

Ancient History of Garnets
Garnets have always been extensively used throughout the East and amongst the Greeks and Romans. The Romans frequently using them for engraving, several fine specimens of Imperial portraits, including those of the emperors, having come down to us in this way. In India and throughout the far east it was known as an Amulet against poison and the plague, worn to attract health and cheerfulness, and as a protection against lightning.

History of Garnets - Middle Ages
During the Middle Ages it was used as a remedy for the plague, or the Black Death, and inflammatory diseases. Garnets were also worn to confer constancy, fidelity, and cheerfulness to its rightful wearers, but was said to cause discord amongst those having no right to it by birth. Like the Ruby, the garnet warned its owner of approaching danger and trouble by changing its colour, and was much in vogue at one time as a keepsake between friends at parting.

Birthstones & Jewelry Insurance
Your home insurance policy may not fully cover you for birthstone jewelry insurance, engagement ring insurance or wedding ring insurance. Your home insurance policy probably covers jewelry theft, but not loss that occurs for other reasons. A typical home insurance policy will only usually pay a maximum of $1,000 for jewelry theft. Obtain a Jewelry Insurance quote from the Chubb group of jewelry insurance.

History of Garnets

  • Facts and Information about Garnets
  • History of Garnets
  • Use of Garnets in jewelry - Rings, Brooches, Pins, Cufflinks, Bracelets, Pendants, Earrings and Necklaces
  • Information & Facts about Garnets
  • History of Garnets
  • Symbolism and significance

History of Garnets

 

 
2017 Siteseen Ltd.Cookies Policy
Privacy Statement
Mineral - Jewelry - Mineral - Only buy birthstone rings and birthstone jewelry after visiting this site - Jewellry -  Precious - Stone - Guide - Color - Facts - Garnet - Information - Info - Jewelry - Capricorn - Jewellery - Jewlery - Jewelery - Jewellry - Properties - Symbolism - Significance - Quality - Settings - Shapes - Jewel - Gem - Gemstone - Garnets - Precious - Stone - Guide - Color - Facts - Garnet - Information - Info - Jewelry - Capricorn - Jewellery - Jewlery - Jewelery - Jewellry - Properties - Symbolism - Significance - Quality - Settings - Shapes - Jewel - Gem - Gemstone - Garnets