Those born in January are lucky to have the beautiful and diverse garnet as their birthstone. Garnets are commonly red but also come in an extraordinary range of beautiful colors, including orange, yellow, purple and vibrant green. There are even garnets that change color from blue to purple in different lighting. Some believe the true value of the garnet birthstone is its power to bring the wearer good health, wealth and happiness.
The name “garnet” originates from the medieval Latin granatus, meaning “pomegranate,” in reference to the similarity of the red color. Garnets have been used since the Bronze Age as gemstones and abrasives. Necklaces studded with red garnets adorned the pharaohs of ancient Egypt. Signet rings in ancient Rome featured garnet intaglios that were used to stamp the wax that secured important documents. The clergy and nobility of the Middle Ages had a preference for red garnets.
Garnet is actually a group of several minerals. Five of these – pyrope, almandine, spessartine, grossular and andradite – are important as gems. Pyrope and almandine range from purple to red. Spessartine is found in exciting oranges and yellows, while andradite is mostly yellow to green (the gem variety demantoid). Grossular may have the widest range, from colorless through yellow to reddish orange and orangy red, as well as a strong vibrant green called tsavorite.
Curious about your garnet birthstone’s reputed health benefits? According to Indian astrology, garnet helps eliminate negative feelings (depression, guilt) and instill greater self-confidence and mental clarity to promote creative thinking and peace of mind. In ancient and medieval times, gems like garnet were also thought to be remedies for inflammatory diseases and to soothe the angry heart.
These classic 14kr gold stud earrings feature a 5 mm round natural garnet, surrounded by 17 small round brilliant cut prong set diamonds. Its halo ...View full details
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14 karat white gold 2.20 carat total weight, 6 mm natural round rhodolite garnet stud earrings set in double gallery mountings with post and fricti...View full details
An intense orange mandarin garnet is framed by sparkling diamonds set into this 18 karat white gold ring. The center 3.56 carat oval shaped natural...View full details
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A vibrant medium green tsavorite garnet is framed by sparkling diamonds in this classic three stone, 14 karat white gold ring. The .50 carat Tsavor...View full details
This spessertine garnet solitaire ring is like a ball of fire from the sun with it's radiance, and vibrant orange color! The round center stone is ...View full details
If Kelly green suits you, then these rare natural green garnet ,6 mm round stud earrings might be your cup of tea! These garnets, known as Tsavorit...View full details
A pair of 14 karat yellow gold 4 mm round rhodolite garnet stud earrings. The stones are a medium shade of pinkish red, weigh approximately .70 ca...View full details
The piece of jewelry that goes with everything, this 14 karat yellow gold pendant contains peridot, garnet, citrine, amethyst and blue topaz. The f...View full details
A pair of 14 karat yellow gold 4 mm round garnet stud earrings. The stones are a medium shade of brownish red, weigh approximately .70 carats tota...View full details
A lovely vintage styled 14k yellow gold, elongated oval checkerboard cut red garnet ring with diamond halo. The garnet weighs 2.58 carats and the t...View full details
A gorgeous contemporary 14 karat yellow gold, garnet and diamond necklace! The elongated cushion shaped, checkerboard faceted, 1.75 carat garnet is...View full details
This contemporary, but very feminine, 14 karat yellow gold pendant highlights tsavorite, or green garnet, the rarest of the garnet family. The vibr...View full details
This heart shape garnet has the deep red color of the classic garnet. The faceted stone is approximately 2.00 carats and is prong set on the back o...View full details
A spring green 1.04 carat round natural tsavorite garnet is secured in this 14 karat white gold filigree pendant. Chain sold separately.
14 karat white gold 1.26 carat total weight 5 mm round natural Garnet stud earrings with rhodium finish, post and friction back.
14 karat yellow gold 1.26 carat total weight 5 mm round natural Garnet stud earrings with post and friction back.
14 karat white gold 4 mm round natural Rhodolite Garnet stud earrings with rhodium, post and friction back.
14 karat white gold 4 mm round Garnet stud earrings with rhodium finish, post and friction back.
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