Sunday, December 4, 2011

Did You Know

I remembered this while eating breakfast this morning......

The name of the stone, garnet, comes from the Latin word for pomegranate, whose glistening, jewel-like seeds the most common form of garnet resembles. Because of that association, garnets acquired many of the qualities and myths associated with the seeded fruit. Like the pomegranate, the garnet is said to confer fertility and bring righteousness and healing – making it the perfect stone to be given as an engagement gift. In fact, long before diamonds took that title, garnets were a traditional engagement stone.

*copied from a jewelry site

I really do think of garnets when I eat pomegranates, they're like little geodes just waiting to be cracked open.

Pomegranates are an autumn treat. One summer when my so was very little he asked me if I would get him some of that red fruit with seeds. I racked my brain to figure out what fruit he was referring to, watermelon? "No mom the fruit you have to eat naked" Pomegranates are very staining as you can see, sometimes I just took the easy way out. :)

Happy day all, xo Ro


  1. priceless words!!
    xxxxx's and ooooo's

  2. Fruit you eat naked! Don't you love it?

    And interesting info re: garnets....

    Okay, did YOU know -- if you want to remove the seeds more easily, submerge the pomengranate under water in a bowl. :o)

    xoxo Happy Monday Rodeo-Ro♥

  3. Thank you ladies and for the good tip Lisa !


  4. Wow pomegranate is my favorite fruit really and I like the knowledge you shared with us regarding this great and healthy fruit...I never know about the seeds of pomegranate before..thanks :)

  5. Couldnt be written any better. Reading this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

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