Garnet

Why We Love This Gemston

Garnet gemstones, which are most commonly red, but can be found in a range of other colors, symbolizes peace, prosperity and good health. Some say it even has the power to give the wearer eternal happiness, health, and wealth. We say it’s the perfect way to start each year!

Garnet

The word “garnet” comes from the 14th century Middle English word gernet, meaning “dark red.” The word is derived from Latin granatum, which means “seed,” and is called so because of the gemstone’s resemblance to the beautifully red seeds of the pomegranate.

Garnet is the name of a group of minerals that comes in a rainbow of colors, from the deep red of the pyrope garnet to the vibrant green of tsavorites. Some rare garnets are even blue, colorless, or—most rare of all—change colors in different lights. But the most common garnet color is a beautiful range of reds, from rust colored to deep violet red.

The garnet is a very durable gemstone (6.5-7.5 on the Mohs scale) found all over the world, including Wyoming, Czech Republic, Greece, Russia, Tanzania, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, and India. Mandarin Spessartite Garnets, also known as Mandarin garnets, are considered to be the most rare and expensive of all garnet gemstones.

The folklore on garnet is extensive. Legend has it that the garnet can bring peace, prosperity, and good health to the home. Some even called it the “Gem of Faith,” and it’s believed that to those who wear it and do good, more good will come. (Conversely, it was also said to bring very bad fortune to those who commit bad acts while wearing it.)

The garnet also symbolized deep and lasting friendship. With that legend in mind, give garnet jewelry to someone whose friendship you deeply value.

No matter why or how you wear garnet, this beautiful gemstone is perfect for those who share January birthdays and want to start each New Year with a sense of goodwill, happiness, and purpose.

Source: https://www.americangemsociety.org/page/garnetoverview

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March 20, 2020 – Please Note

COVID-19 UPDATE 3-20-20

This is a difficult time for all of us and we can appreciate that many of our friends and family are struggling, as we begin the fight to eradicate this virus spreading throughout our great country. I have no doubt we will persevere and become stronger and closer to each other when this crisis passes, as we have done before. Please know if you have left any valuables with us, we have secured them and will reach out to you in the near future. Our District Manager, Noreen, will be available to answer your questions via email at nbsky@aol.com. Calls to our stores will be forwarded to Noreen as well, so we can stay in touch. Noreen can be reached directly at 516-780-3925. After 42 years of uninterrupted service to the community we are saddened to close under State Order but we believe it is the right decision as we had already come to this conclusion on our own. This will allow our staff to stay home and we encourage you to do the same. We all have family members we care and worry about.

We hope you will remain healthy and we are looking forward to re-opening and seeing you again soon!

Bob, Joy and the Diamond Jewelers Team

Robert Borneman, President Diamond Jewelers