The deep, glossy red colour of garnet resembles the juicy seeds of a pomegranate, which is perhaps why its name is derived from the Latin word for pomegranate seeds, granatum.
In the middle ages, garnet was commonly believed to guard against poison. Royals would often drop a garnet gemstone into a glass of wine to ensure they were not poisoned to death.
Garnet is the official birthstone of January. Garnet symbolises a quick return to a separated love, fertility and feminine life force.
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