Birthstone January: the grenade

Monthly stone: January


The grenade Is the stone of commitment, love and dedication. The grenade, which is best known in red but also appears in other colors, has been a popular gemstone since ancient. Already in the Victorian era, the grenade was given as an expression of love and loyalty. Since then, the popularity of the gem has not been reduced, and the grenade is still a real one must have For every woman. The grenade is also one of the nine gems in the Thai order of the nine precious stones.

History of the grenade

The grenade has been used for 3500 years; The oldest burial finds are done in Egypt. Since then they have remained loved over the centuries; At the ancient Greeks, during the Middle Ages and so on. In the Middle Ages, for example, the grenade was applied to shields and swords as a decoration. The name grenade comes from the old English word "gernet", which means "dark red". The word "gernet" comes from the Latin "granatus", which means grain or seed. "Granatus" is most likely a reference to the "Punica Granatum"; The pomegranate. The shape, size and color of the fruit are very similar to those of the gem. 


Loved grenade

Grenade is a sustainable and versatile stone. For everyone who likes warm colors, the grenade is a good choice. If red is your favorite color, a jewel metgrenate cannot be missing in your collection. In combination with yellow or rosé gold, the grenade gets a warm glow; In combination with silver, the grenade is an exciting contrast. The grenade is also good to wear in combination with other gems, such as pearls. Do you have a chic affair? Wear a ring with a grenade as a real statement piece and steal the show with this radiant red stone. A necklace with grenade provides a simple but elegant look when combined with a Little Black Dress or another item of clothing in an even dark color. Choose beautiful ear jewelry with grenade for a subtle red touch. For both formal and informal occasions, for winter holidays or summer party: the grenade is an eternal favorite.

Rhodolite, Pyrup, Almandien

The grenade has a lot of color variations, although the best -known variant is of course the red. The red grenade can be divided into "pyrup", which is deep red, and "rhodolite", which is clear red-purple. The red grenade is mainly found in Brazil, Burma, China, India, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and the United States. Even in the Netherlands the grenade can be found in very small pieces. Another variant of the grenade, which is orange -red to purple, is called "Almandien". This gem is won in Europe. "Grossulaar" is also another color variant of the grenade; This is green. The Grossulaar can be found in Siberia, Canada and Central Africa.


About the stone of the month

Precious stones have been worn as a piece of jewelry for decades. It is therefore interesting to get to know the history behind the stone. Many cultures and people also attribute magical powers to precious stones. They serve as talismans and the stones would improve or protect your life. Moreover, if you wear the stone that fits your birth to birth or constellation, the effect is even more powerful. For each type of stone, features are also attributed to stones that match the person born in the month. It is therefore extra fun to choose a gem that strengthens your character, or from the person for whom the gift is. The grenade is part of the month of January and is a perfect gift incorporated in, for example, a ring for someone born in January.