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.
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 yellow gold 2.20 carat total weight, 6 mm natural round rhodolite garnet stud earrings set in double gallery mountings with post and frict...View full details
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.
14 karat yellow gold 8 X 6 mm bezel set Garnet twisted wire rim stud earrings secured with post and friction backs.
A vivid oval spessartine garnet (also called Mandarin garnet) set in a 14 karat yellow gold estate ring accompanied by 6 small round diamonds (3 pe...View full details
This estate three stone ring features a carved square cut citrine bordered on either side by two carved garnets. The three angel intaglios appear t...View full details
This sleek and contemporary estate 14 karat yellow gold band features a center starburst cut citrine bordered on each side by a mixed cut pyrope ga...View full details
This round Tsavorite , which is a fine species of green garnet weighs .25 carats, measures 4.2 mm in diameter and displays a vibrant green color to...View full details
This stylized free form, zig-zag pattern 14 karat yellow gold (assay) estate nugget band style ring features 2 round garnets. The stones measure 4 ...View full details
This classic estate 14 karat white gold ring holds 5 round garnets in a straight line band across the finger. The garnet's measure an average 5 mm ...View full details
This circular shaped 9 karat yellow gold antique estate cluster style ring contains 12 cultured pearls in a circle alternating 2 different size pea...View full details
A 10 karat yellow gold ring with a sparkling array of vibrant reddish brown stones set in a butterfly pattern with three larger oval stones flankin...View full details
This very pretty and colorful estate 14 karat yellow gold lightweight tennis style bracelet contains 14 alternating transparent colored gemstones t...View full details
We designed and set this 6.40 carat, 11 x 9 mm, oval natural "zinfandel" red rhodolite garnet. The 14 karat white gold four prong double gallery he...View full details
Estate 14 karat yellow gold finely detailed floral design leaf brooch with texture and engraving. The three dimensional brooch has 4 layers of deli...View full details
Yellow gold garnet cluster ring. The 18 karat yellow gold ring contains a halo of brownish red 2.5 mm round garnets surrounding a single round garn...View full details
A white gold garnet pendant with diamonds. The 14 karat pendant contains a single round 7 mm checkerboard cut red garnet weighing 1.5 carats and is...View full details
14 karat yellow gold round mandarin garnet stud earrings with halo diamonds. The garnets measure 4 mm in diameter and weigh a total of 0.67 carats....View full details
Estate 14 karat white gold, pear shape mandarin garnet clover shaped pendant slide with diamonds. The garnets measure approximately 6 mm in length ...View full details
A 14 karat yellow gold estate pendant with oval 10 mm in length X 8 mm in width red rhodolite garnet set across the mounting and suspended from an ...View full details
Ladies 14 karat yellow gold estate garnet stud earrings. Each earring contains a 9 mm triangular shaped garnet, totaling approximately 5 carats. E...View full details