Talking about garnet beads, its historical facts depict that Noah also used a lantern made from garnet beads when he was on his Ark to safely pass through in the darkness of the night. On researching around we also come to know different facts about this bead’s usage in jewelry pertaining to ancient Egypt, Greek and Roman.
Garnet comes from Greek word “granatum”. Sometime garnet beads are also referred to as pomegranate seed. You may be wondering why a bead could be compared with a pomegranate seed, what could be a special feature which prompted this comparison. The comparison could be due to the fact that probably in order to show their creative caliber, ancient jewelry makers after grouping the small cute gemstones discovered a seed like structure, which was referred to as a seed-filled fruit on the lines of pomegranate seed.
The other reason could be, in a garnet group of family, almandine garnet has been labeled as the most popular gem. The red color in garnet beads so deep that some time red often appears as black. Sometimes thease are are hollowed which help them to give an awesome shine and also highlight the red hue.
These beads are available in different shades but getting a blue hue garnet beads could become a herculean task most of the time. Like any other gemstone and beads, garnet beads have their own saga. It’s a truth that we can imagine the preciousness of beads through its usage in the history. It will be great to see the progress of a gemstone as it passed on from one generation to other since the time it was discovered.
When we compare about the changes today since the time it was discovered we find that a garnet get luminous due to high refraction of light. In ancient jewelry you may come across the mention of only red shade being used in antiques. However, today you may come across garnet beads in different hues like yellow, green and even blue garnet beads, which were once hardly available. Today, you will also find garnet beads in transparent color or which can change their color or shade in different environs or light. The perception that this blood colored stone, would prove fatal if it is used in bullets, by different tribes in ancient history regarding the color of the beads has been proved wrong. Instead, its usage in jewelry has come to the forefront.
Now-a-days, you can find different varieties of garnet beads, embedded in necklace with stunning components of jade so as to make it spotless and exquisite.