Monday, July 19, 2010

Garnet, that beautiful fruit.

Red, is the most popular color for garnets. The name of the stone comes from the fruit pomegranate, in Latin granatum means pomegranate seed. Originated from Greek mythology, garnets were used as symbols of long lasting love and to ensure a quick return when lovers are apart from each other. The story begins with Hades taking Persephone to the Underworld and her mother Demetra looking for her. Because Persephone ate six seeds of pomegranate she had to spend six months in the Underworld. Because of those six seeds, the lovers were reunited for six months every year.

Red garnet earrings on Etsy

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