Garnet

Nearly everyone thinks of garnet as a red gem. In Fact this family of gemstones is available in all colors except blue. Garnets offers enough variety in appearance to suit every taste.

There are many ancient traditions and legend about garnets. Some Hebrew writers include it as one of the 12 gems in Aaron’s breastplate. Christian tradition long considered the blood – red garnet symbolic of Christ sacrifice. The koran holds that it illuminates the Fourth Heaven of the Moslems. Garnet was said to give its wearer guidance in the night allowing him to see when others couldn’t legend claims that Noah hung a large garnet in the ark for illuminates. According to the Egyptians, garnet is an antidote for snakebite and food poisoning. Garnets are found in Brazil, Madagasar, Sri Lanka, India, Siberia, Africa and the U.S.A.