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Garnet gemstone is typically worn by people who are born in the month of January. Along with providing various benefits to the wearer, the gemstone has an interesting history, healing properties, etc. Let’s have a look at them.


The word Garnet is derived from a latin word Garanatus which equates to pomegranate seeds. The stone was believed to guide the wearer in travelling at night and keep them healthy and happy. The stone was also believed to protect its wearer from thunder and lightning.

Interesting facts and figures

Worn by people having the zodiac signs of Capricorn and Aquarius it is generally gifted to them by their partners on their 2nd wedding anniversary as these gemstone engagement rings symbolizes truth, purity, friendship and faithfulness towards each other.


In terms of hardness, it ranks from 6.5 to 7.5 out of 10 on mohs scale and the appearance ranges from transparent stones to opaque ones.


Usually found in the dark red colour, it can be found in other colours as well such as pink, green, brown, black, yellow and orange.

Care and handling

Precious stones such as garnet are cleaned with mild detergents accompanied by warm water by using a soft cloth. Also, after cleaning the gemstone with detergent and warm water, remember to clean it with normal and clean water as well. Harsh chemicals should be avoided for cleaning such gemstone jewellery as Platinum Eternity Rings , Engagement rings, and always make sure that they are kept in moderate temperatures away from extreme ones.

For more information regarding such gemstones and bridal set rings UK please read the infographic Below:-

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