Found in many regions throughout the world including Namibia, Myanmar, Brazil, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka the January birthstone - Garnet is a universal symbol of friendship and trust, known to inspire love.
According to Indian astrology, garnet can help to eliminate negative feelings and instil greater self-confidence and mental clarity. In ancient and medieval times, garnet was thought to be a remedy for inflammatory diseases and to soothe the angry heart.
A more recent belief is that garnet provides safety during travels - both literal travels and our metaphorical life journey, making it the perfect gift for your little love to grow through life with.
Rei Kawabubo, Coatumes for Merce Cunningham Dance Company's Scenario, 1999.
L'Atelier Rouge, Henri Matisse, 1911.
Peter Saville for New Order.