John Knight

(8 September 1933 / Liverpool - UK)


The garnet is a complicated and lesser known gemstone. There is a Family of Garnets (seven major classifications) and they are all very hard glassy silicates. They contain a variety of metals and have a wide colour range from black to colourless. Some rare forms of Garnet are more valuable than diamonds.

Garnet - crystal structure rhombic
Deep red - orange - yellow - purple
Green and colourless - brown and black.
Green for nature - red for power
Black for death and mauve for grieving
Worn for protection from the plague
Gem exchanged when friends are leaving
Rhombic structure crystal - Garnet

Garnet January's birthstone
Capricorn her birth sign twin
Found in North and South America
Guards from poison plague and sin.
Greeks all wore them to keep bright
Romans wore them with engraving
To protect them through the night.
Birthstone January's Garnet.

Seven major forms for Garnet
Deep red Pyrope precious necklace
Graced the necks of rich Victorians
Rhodolite is deep rich purple
The purest green is Demantido
The Garnet has a secret power
It really peps up one's libido! ! !
Garnet for forms - major seven.

Versatile is gemstone Garnet
Garnet crystal structure rhombic
Garnet January's birthstone
Seven major forms for Garnet.
Garnet for forms - major seven
Birthstone January's Garnet
Rhombic structure crystal Garnet
Garnet gemstone is versatile.

Thsi poem is dedicated to the Angel of January,

(John Knight - Frosty Colchester - 1 February 2010)

Submitted: Monday, February 01, 2010
Edited: Monday, February 01, 2010

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  • Marieta Maglas (3/9/2010 3:23:00 PM)

    Rhombic structure crystal - Garnet

    Awesome imagery you have shared with us with this wonderful poem. about garnet....
    Mari (Report) Reply

  • Fay Slimm (2/3/2010 4:36:00 PM)

    Beautiful garnet and what a secret power it has John - - I did not know the half. another gem. tthank you for sharing this gift. (Report) Reply

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