Garnets were highly popular in Europe, in 18th and 19th centuries. They were frequently used for jewelry in the Victorian times. It is available in many colours and offers great versatility. The garnet occurs in generous quantities in certain parts of the world like in Africa, India, Russia, South America, Madagascar, Pakistan, and the United States. There are many beliefs in the power garnet has over the not just physical health, but mental health as well. Garnet is the birthstone for January
Zircon is a tetragonal crystal, similar to druzy crystal which occurs in different shades and combinations of yellow, brown, green, black, gray, and red, and is often colorless. Thailand, Sri Lanka, Austria, Australia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Bangkok, Nigeria, Madagascar, Norway, Afghanistan, Mozambique, France, Vietnam, Pakistan, and Canada all have rich deposits of Zircon Crystal, while it is easily available in many other parts of the world too. The meaning of the zircon birthstone is wisdom, prosperity, and confidence. Zircon symbolizes these traits and is thought to aid in sleep quality and warding off evil spirits. During the Victorian era, this December birthstone was a prized gem, often adorned in necklaces and other decorative pieces.