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Garnet covers a wide variety of chemically different stones of varying colours. Garnet is a remarkable birthstone.
It’s known to be a deep, primordial-fire red, it reminds me of a spectacular sunset and the colours that dance in the sky. Legends and folklore place Garnet as among the most ancient of talismans. It was prized as an ornamental jewel and its strong curative powers and protective energies made it invaluable.
It is a birthstone of strength, protection and grounding spirit within the body, focusing on the Base or Root Chakra. It is associated with love and passion, the stone has been known as a “stone of commitment”.
Garnet were the most popular gemstones in the later years of the Roman Empire. The word comes for the Latin, ‘granatus’, meaning seedlike, because of their resemblance to pomegranate seeds. A stunning characteristic of this stone is their high refractive index, making it look as if it is giving off its own light, how fantastical is that?!
This phenomenon led explorers and travellers to carry Garnets with them on their journeys to ward off evil and light up the night. These birthstones have travelled through many cultures even being worn by the Aztecs as they made their way into battle. Garnet has been used to physically reduce body toxins, purify vital organs and blood. Emotionally, it is used to heal melancholy, bringing courage and hope into difficult situations.
We are all in need of a little courage in our lives, it’s the greatest catalyst for change and kickassery!
Rose Quartz is the birthstone of universal love. Its blushing hue captures the heart and it has a warm, feminine glow. It is ripe with healing properties that promote an innate harmony and peace, making you want it close to you, always. It is strongly attached to both the Heart and Throat Chakra. It brings healing communication with family, deeper bonds with partners and friends and most importantly, the ability to love yourself, unconditionally. This beauty makes my heart sing!
Rose Quartz is derived from the Greek word “Hyalos” which means glass. Its lightness is reminiscent of a new dawn, those soft pinks that begin to light up the sky. It is a stone that is rich in mythology. Rose Quartz, like many ancient and highly revered stones of the world, was crafted into jewellery as far back as 800BC. It has passed through the centuries, bringing peace to the Greeks, preventing ageing for the Egyptians and used as a claim of ownership during Roman times. It is regal in nature and I’m delighted to bejewel my queens of bling with this gem.
Its healing properties are renowned. It is the true heart healer, from preventing thrombosis and heart attacks to improving the circulatory system. Love energy flows in abundance from this birthstone, helping you to find a deeper sense of compassion and care in this world, particularly from the most important source, yourself. Feel connected, comforted and open to all the possibilities that a joyous life of love can bring.