Garnet refers to a group of minerals including pyrope, almandine, spessartine, andradite and grossular. Pyrope and Almandine range in color from orange with hints of red to a vivid purple. Spesarite comes in a variety of orange shades; andradite in yellow and green. Grossular has a wide range of colors including colorless to an intense green known as Tsavorite (one of our particular favorites here at Vardy’s Jewelers).
GARNET: MEANING & ANCIENT LORE
- Garnets are considered the birthstone of good health, wealth and happiness.
- In Indian culture, garnets help diminish negative feelings, boost self-confidence and promote mental clarity, creative thinking and peace of mind.
- Garnets are thought to reduce inflammatory diseases and guard against heart conditions.
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