Ziio January Stone is Garnet

Ziio January Stone is Garnet! 👩🏼‍🦰 Follow me on a captivating journey ❤️ through time with the garnet stone ❤️. The term ‘garnet’ comes from the Latin word ‘granatus,’ meaning ‘having many seeds’ A hint to their resemblance to pomegranate seeds”.

Smashing a pomegranate on New Year’s Day is an ancient Greek custom that continues to this day as the red-colored, nutritious fruit is considered a symbol of life and good fortune. Ancient Greeks believed that the pomegranate’s garnet-like arils, or seeds, symbolized abundance, perhaps because of their quantity. They also represent fertility, eternity, and good fortune!

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Throughout history, ancient Egyptians revered garnets, believing these gems held a unique life force and were entombed with their mummified bodies as prized possessions for the afterlife. Romans prized garnets as symbols of love and friendship, often exchanging them as gifts to express affection; and signet rings with carved garnets were used to stamp the wax that secured important documents. While in the Middle Ages, warriors gifted garnet jewellery for protection in battle.

Greco Roman garnet lion amulet circa 1st century - 2,5 cm.
Greco Roman garnet lion amulet circa 1st century - 2,5 cm.


The garnet family is one of the most complex in the gem world. It is not a single species, but is composed of multiple species and varieties that amount to 27 different varieties in almost every color shade, with the blue garnets being the rarest. Blue pyrope–spessartine garnets were discovered in the late 1990s in Madagascar and then, later on, also in the United States, Russia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Turkey, it changes color from blue-green to purple depending on the color temperature of viewing light. These geological gems are commonly found in metamorphic rocks which are rocks altered by significant geological processes and in areas where water has transported and deposited minerals.

Other varieties of color-changing garnets exist. In daylight, their color ranges from shades of green, beige, brown, grey, and blue.

Known for their exceptional hardness ranking 6.5-7.5 on the Mohs scale, garnets are not just aesthetically pleasing; they’re durable, making them a popular choice for jewellery.


Ziio January stone is Garnet,  do not miss the selection from the designer. Take advantage of a special price on jewelry with garnet stones.

Until 31 January.