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    GARNET Gemstone Ruled by the Gods according to Vedic astrology

    Garnet is the birthstone for January and the gem for the second anniversary. As per Vedic astrology, It is believed that the red garnet is ruled by Mars - the god of war and energy. The bright red hue of the garnet represents the red color of Mars as well as blood to indicate the preservation of human life. A person with Mars on the wrong side may experience temper and anger ever so often. Wearing a red garnet ring or pendant is said to counter those effects. Check out original red garnet gemstones on Gem Guru. 

    GARNET Gemstone Loved by the Royals

    Even in ancient times, especially the Middle Ages, the garnet was a revered stone in Europe. Since red garnets were believed to ensure a smooth journey to the afterlife, kings and queens had this gemstone embedded in their tombstone or were buried wearing it. Thousands of years ago, red garnet necklaces adorned the necks of Egypt’s pharaohs and were entombed with their corpses. In ancient Rome, signet rings with carved garnets were used to stamp the wax that secured important documents. Centuries later, in Roman scholar Pliny’s time (23 to 79 AD), red garnets were among the most widely traded gems. In the Middle Ages (about 475 to 1450 AD), red garnet was favored by clergy and nobility.

    Buy Original Red Garnet Gemstone from Gem Guru

    Red garnets often don’t have eye-visible inclusions. Many garnets are cut into standard shapes and calibrated sizes to allow setting into manufactured jewelry. Garnet's gemstones are also popular for designer cuts and carvings. Red garnets are classic materials for cutting into cabochons and beads. They are commonly found to have high clarity and to be very transparent. Red garnets can be found in all sizes and weights, although some varieties are rare in large sizes.

    FAQs of Red Garnet Gemstone

    What are the different varieties of red garnets gemstone? 

    When deciding which garnet to buy, think of garnets in terms of color. Garnet gemstone includes affordable dark red varieties, rare and valuable greens, and many colors in between. Red garnet stones have a long history, but modern gem buyers can pick from a rich palette of garnet colors: greens, oranges, pinkish oranges, deeply saturated purplish reds, and even some blues. 

    What is red garnet stone good for? 

    The rich red hue of the red garnet stone is believed to be a favorite of the heart, and more so of the romantic because of its positive influence on love and sexuality. It is an energizing stone that is said to attract passion and success. Making it the ideal bringer of good luck and abundance. It is also said to balance the wearer’s energy and emotions and induce more stability. 

    Who can wear red garnet stone? 

    People whose business/career success depends on both hard work and luck are said to have worn the red garnet gemstone. Share market dealers, actors, cosmetic traders, etc. are believed to have succeeded by wearing the red garnet gemstone. 

    Do red garnet gemstones break easily? 

    No. Original red garnet gemstones are extremely durable and can last for up to thousands of years. As a matter of fact, ancient kings and queens were buried with red garnets, and the stones were found in good shape even today.