Having wetted “Dry January” rather spectacularly (red wine was reportedly quaffed, an entire and deeply satisfying bottle, but it was organic, so virtually a health shot!!!) we decided not to self loathe but instead turned our attentions to our treasure box!! Yes, those sparklers will put a smile on anyone’s face, but did you know that gemstones also have HEALING qualities? No, we haven’t gone wacko-Glasto and won’t be chanting around the Tor anytime soon, but we have had a good dollop of aural well-being from Tony Robins who states: “Stay committed to your decisions but stay flexible in your approach!” With flexibility in mind and thousands of years of myth / lore surrounding gemstones and their reputedly wellness powers we decided to investigate!!
The curious curative qualities of gemstones make for a fascinating read but as we are January, focus will be on this month’s birthstone, the Garnet, a favourite of Queen Victoria!! Garnets come in a glorious array of colours: red, purple, pink, orange, green and yellow to suit any sartorially savvy fashionista but what about its restorative qualities? The Garnet is known for its ability to heal and purify, ridding yourself of the toxins from an overtly indulgent festive period!! Garnets reputedly restore your body to a re-energized and revitalized state – ready to conquer the world!! At the time of research, the humble Garnet is also said to have the ability to unleash your boudoir prowess – big up to the glittering Garnet!