Sunday, 4 March 2012

Precious Stones: Garnet Precious Stone

Precious Stones: Garnet Precious Stone: About Garnet

Garnet is named from a Latin word “granatus”, meaning of “grain” or “seeds” (pomegranate) which reflect the shape and the color of the stone. That’s many legends and myths which related to this garnet had been handed down through the ages and from different references. One of the stories is about a young goddess of sunshine named Persephone, who has abducted by the god of the underworld named Hades. Before Hades released Persephone, he had offered her some pomegranate seeds which she must guarantee to return back to him.
Garnet is very popular in Roman times, and it is said that this stone is already known and used at 2300 B.C. in Sumeria, and 1000 B.C. in Sweden. Archaeologist findings have proved that garnet jewelry had been started at Bronze Age which garnet necklace was discovered among the graves of lake dwellers. The hardness of the garnet definitely can break your teeth if you try to bite it.

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