Birth Flower -White Carnation
and Deep Love
ï¿½garnetï¿½ comes from the Roman word ï¿½granatusï¿½
meaning ï¿½seed,ï¿½ as the gems were thought to resemble pomegranate seeds.
Most people picture the dark red bohemian garnet that was
popular in Victorian times, but you may be surprised to learn that
garnets are found in every color except blue!
Legend holds that Noah hung a large garnet in the ark for illumination.
Garnets reportedly give their wearers guidance in the night and protection
from nightmares. Until the 18th century, garnets were thought to heal
wounds and stop blood flow and were often worn by soldiers. They were
also said to promote true love, warn of danger by changing color, and
protect the wearerï¿½s home from fire and lightning.
are found in the U.S., Africa, Sri Lanka, Brazil and India.