Lush crimson garnets have been prized since the Bronze Age. Ancient Greeks held superstitions about the protective talismanic powers of the stone, and the Anglo-Saxons in ornaments from bracelets to intricate sword hilts worked garnets in cloisonné. In the Holy Bible, Noah selected a highly polished red garnet for a light source on the Ark. Silver garnet jewelry makes a romantic gift for a Christian woman because of this Biblical reference…enclose a note that she is your heart’s guiding light and you’re sure to honor her. Read more.
Garnets are the customary birthstone of January, rendering silver garnet jewelry an elegant tribute to ladies born in that month or as a gift for a January wedding anniversary. Traditionally, the nineteenth anniversary of a couple’s marriage is commemorated with garnets, their rich scarlet hue and remarkable clarity evoking the human heart. New York claims the wine-red garnet as its state mineral, making silver garnet jewelry a personalized present to a lady who hails from the Empire State. Whether you select a bracelet for your sweetheart’s January birthday or a pair of deep claret earrings the hue of your beloved’s favorite merlot, be assured that garnets are an exquisite ornament.
Natural garnets occur in nearly every color from pales green to a deep plum, with brilliant strawberry red and a rich burgundy being the most popular in jewelry design. Set in the icy whiteness of silver, garnets beam a golden-crimson heat from the contrast, refracting light gloriously. Garnets hail from across the globe from Sri Lanka to Connecticut, USA…the largest garnet was found in Australia in the 1990’s and stretched nearly one hundred feet across. Your silver garnet jewelry needn’t be so vast to be lavish and luxuriant. Noted for their superior clarity and the incomparable warmth of their distinctive burnished redness, garnets are evocative of romantic love and pure light.