Gemology Info: January Birthstone Garnet

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We’re seeing gems at MacDonald Highlands, and we’re seeing garnets. Learn more about this January birthstone and how to wear this jewelry in Las Vegas.

Going gaga over garnet? We don’t blame you. After all, it is the January birthstone and the gem under the sign of Aquarius. If these beautiful, precious gems occupy your thoughts, maybe it’s time to go on the hunt for some garnet jewelry in Las Vegas. However, if you’re on the fence about spending money on such a common gem, here is some gemology info to sensibly spoil yourself.

GEMOLOGY INFO: JANUARY BIRTHSTONE GARNET

Here’s an experiment. Buy the freshest pomegranate and a bag of the brightest garnets you can find. If you hold the garnets against the pomegranate seeds, you’ll find they closely resemble each other. After all, that is what garnet means, “seedlike.” Following the namesake, it only makes sense that garnets are the perfect gift for new romance or burgeoning friendships.

HISTORICAL USES OF THE JANUARY BIRTHSTONE GARNET

Due to the vibrancy of garnets, ancient doctors used them as a form of crystal healing. Whenever someone felt depressed and lethargic, doctors would use garnets to improve their moods. Warriors would also wear garnets to protect themselves from wounds during battle.

Today, garnets are used primarily in jewelry in Las Vegas and the world over. Commonly associated with the deep red color, garnets also come in different colors such as yellow and purple. They look great as accent pieces for other precious gems, such as diamonds or pearls.

FIND A GEM TO LIVE IN TODAY

When you’re done being fabulous with your January birthstones, you’ll need a place to store your garnets. The best place for that is none other than MacDonald Highlands. Our contemporary mansions and our plots of land are perfect for those looking for a gem of a property. Schedule an appointment today.

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