The garnet gemstone comes rightly by its name. Stemming from the Latin word for seed, “granatum”, January’s birthstone resembles the lush red color of pomegranate seeds. In the 14th century, the word “gernet” meant dark red, which appropriately describes the garnet’s rich appearance.
Full of history and legend, the amethyst has long resided in the hearts of many cultures, religions and royalty. Its name is derived from the Greek word for intoxicated, “methustos,” as it was believed to help protect against drunkenness.
The cool blue and blue-green colors of this gemstone evoke the beauty of a calm sea. That sense of tranquility inspired more than one ancient civilization to imbue aquamarine with the powers of healing and relaxation. Europeans in the Middle Ages thought it could save someone who had been poisoned.
Diamonds were once reserved exclusively for royalty. Thanks to its legendary hardness, the diamond has long been associated with invincibility and strength, while assuming the king of gems status.
The emerald has long been associated with youth, rebirth, longevity, even immortality, and many cultures have venerated it for many of those aspects.
A number of cultures believe pearls were created by mythical creatures. Pearls figure richly in Chinese mythology, particularly around dragons.
Regarded as a symbol of passion, courage and protection, rubies have been a beloved gemstone for centuries. Historical trade records indicate that rubies were prized as far back as 200 B.C. when they were traded on the North Silk Road in China.
Dating as far back as 2000 B.C., the peridot gem has been a beloved and admired gemstone. Ancient Egyptians found peridots on the volcanic island in the Red Sea, the island now known as Zabargad or St. John’s Island.
Popular across continents for centuries, sapphires are a well-loved gemstone symbolizing wisdom, nobility and enlightenment. Many cultures and religions have found unique power and value in sapphires.
Arabic legend attests that opals fell from the sky during lightning storms, while Australian aborigines thought the creator visited the earth in a rainbow and imparted opals as a colorful gift.
Revered as a powerful gemstone since ancient times, topaz is thought to bring healing and protection to anyone who owns it. November’s birthstone name is derived from the ancient Greek word “topazios,” meaning St. John’s Island.
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