Friday, January 4, 2008

Stone of the month: garnet

The official birthstone for January is the beautiful garnet. It's also the talisman for the sign of Aquarius. Garnets come in every color but blue; although red is the most popular. There are numerous shades of red garnets including rhodolite, hessonite and pyrope. Green varieties include tsavorite, uvarovite and demantoid. Spessartite garnets range from yellow and orange to reddish and dark browns.
Garnet's powers include strength, healing and protection. It's the talisman of warriors. When exchanged as gifts, it represents loyalty and affection. It's also believed to help regulate the heart and blood flow and to fight depression.

1 comment:

Another Limited Rebellion said...

Damn, I need to eat some of those!