Capricorn Birthstone Characteristics

By Denise on April 11, 2014, 10985 views

The birthstone for Capricorn is the Garnet. 

A birthstone is a gemstone that represents a certain month of birth or in this case, a certain zodiac sign. Gemstones are precious or semi precious stones, also called jewels. These are pieces of mineral that are cut and polished in various shapes and are then used in different valuable jewelry or other objects. A gemstone is more valuable as it is harder to find or difficult to prepare.

Beside the aspect, most gemstones are also considered to have a certain influence on the wearer. They can attract a certain type of energy, enhance the personality of the wearer or protect him from negative influences. Some gemstones are also said to be beneficial in health matters.

The Garnet symbolizes faithfulness and awareness. It is thought to boost the confidence and self esteem of Capricorn.

Garnet influence: This birthstone is thought to bring awareness and truthfulness to all Capricorns and also to help them when they commit to a certain cause.

Garnet health benefits: This birthstone is said to help healing in circulatory and respiratory diseases.

Garnet facts: This gemstone is derived from granatum, that means seed. Africa, Sri Lanka and India are places where Garnets can be found.

Gregorian Birthstone Poem mentioning Garnet:

By her who in this month (January) is born

No gem save garnets should be worn;

They will ensure her constancy,

True friendship, and fidelity.

Garnet colors: This gemstone comes in red, black and green shades.

Garnet jewelry: It is recommended to use Garnet for rings, pendants and earrings.

Another Capricorn gemstone:

Topaz- symbol of friendship and altruism.

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