The sophisticated allure of African garnet catches the eye with its inner flashes of captivating fiery reds. A stunning, budget-friendly alternative to the diamond, brilliantly colored African garnets are sure to provide an elegant splash of color to everything you wear.
What is garnet? Garnet is not a single mineral, but rather describes a group of several closely related minerals. While garnets come in a variety of colors, the most widely-known color of garnet gemstones is dark red. In its natural, uncut form, African garnet presents as s a dark gray rock. When polished, it is transformed into the perfect gemstone to create sophisticated jewelry.
The History of African Garnet
For thousands of years, red garnet has been carved into decorative jewelry, inlaid or set into sword hilts and shields and much more. The name “garnet” derives from the Latin word
“Garanatus,” meaning “seedlike,” due to its resemblance of a red pomegranate seed. Like it’s namesake, the pomegranate symbolizes freshness, health, and rejuvenation.
Folklore and legends place garnet among the most ancient of talismans. Not only was garnet prized as an ornamental jewel, but also for its strong curative powers. Historically, the protective energies of African garnet have made it invaluable.
Garnets were used more than five thousand years ago in Ancient Egypt and in former Czechoslovakia dating as far back as the Bronze Age.
Today, African garnet is not only worn as a beautiful gem, but is used widely in industrial
markets to make watch gears and scientific instruments to sandpaper and abrasives.
Mystical Uses of Gemstone Garnets
For those who believe in the mystical uses of gemstones, garnet is thought to help reduce the body of toxins and purify organs and blood. Garnet is considered a lucky stone for love, success, and to boost self-confidence.
Naturalike African Garnet
Sourced in Africa from Nigeria, garnet is also mined in India and Kenya. These stunning gemstones shine from within with radiant, glistening red light. With gorgeous, unique color, magnificent cuts, and a range of carat weights, African garnets offer something for everyone.
African Garnet Uses –
● Hair pins
● Watch gears
● Scientific instruments
● Sandpaper and other abrasives
Responsibly Mined and Sourced
At Naturalike, we source all of our garnet directly from the finest sources in Nigeria. We procure every garnet gemstone with the highest standards of ethics in mind. Additionally, we partner
with only the most reputable sources who mine responsibly and to the highest standards of international law.