Garnet varieties and origins:
In Latin, granatus is an adjective meaning “having many seeds” and designates the pomegranet fruit. The seeds of the fruit recall the shape and stunning red colour of the garnet.
It is one of the only untreated gem families on the market.
Virtues, myths and legends surrounding the Garnet:Since early times, throughout centuries and cultures, the garnet - 'stone of plenty' has been revered as a talisman, believed to protect, strengthen and encourage the success of those who wear it. Mind, body and soul, garnet calms, cheers, energises, illuminates and transforms with the intent to uplift and balance the wearer. A symbol of truth, commitment and faithfulness, it is also associated with emotions and love.
History and legend:
Which metals should you use to set Garnets:Garnet stones look fantastic on both yellow and rose gold which bring out the deep nuances of the stone's colour. As it is reasonably easy to come by and relatively affordable stone, it is also found on sterling silver jewellery and often in quite large sizes.
Products available on our website related to Garnets and the colour garnet:
To care for your jewellery and precious objects made from genuine garnet, we recommend you to use our HAGERTY Fine Stones Clean line of products which has been specially developped for fine stones. 2 different products exist: pot of formula cleanser for thorough cleaning and a special polishing cloth impregnated with cleanser.