Among the most wearable trends this spring and summer are two looks with a touch of blue: nautical looks and denim, both of which are gorgeously complemented by garnet rings. Nautical inspiration has been seen a lot in fashion in recent years, and this spring, elements such as crisp stripes and abundant doses of white and navy are popping up everywhere from dresses to scarves to shoes. These cool, seaworthy looks provide the perfect canvas for a pop of red, and garnet rings are an easy way to add that splash of crimson. Denim is also making its mark this season, and it, too, is an ideal backdrop for a dash of garnet.
The warm, saturated sparkle of garnet rings immediately catches the eye against these two blue trends, and there are plenty of ways to wear them! Let’s take a look at four garnet ring personalities.
The rich crimson sparkle of the garnet makes it an ideal stone when you’re looking for a gem that communicates matters of the heart. Whether you’re looking for a ring that will declare your love for your one and only or simply a style with a bold romantic look, designs with heart-shaped garnets are excellent picks.
The Heart-Shaped Garnet and Diamond Ring in 14K White Gold is an unmistakably romantic ring thanks to the 10mm heart-shaped garnet that serves as its star. Weighing in at 3.74 carats, this red gemstone instantly catches the eye as it’s surrounded by a sweeping setting of gleaming 14K white gold. Four small round diamonds stud this asymmetrical style for the perfect finishing touch.
The Heart-Shaped Garnet and Baguette Ring in 14K White Gold features a smaller center gem, but it’s every bit as meaningful. This elegant style showcases a 5mm heart-shaped garnet in a classic prong setting, and places it between two baguette-cut cubic zirconias. (It’s also available with diamond accents if you prefer.) A smooth, simple band of polished 14K white gold is a fitting foundation for this sweet style,
The garnet has been used in jewelry for thousands of years and its saturated sparkle never falls out of fashion. Even the simplest and most timeless styles that feature it are able to catch the eye due to its rich color, and Apples of Gold carries a number of classic designs that serve as elegant examples.
The 5 Carat Emerald-Cut Garnet and Baguette Diamond Ring in 14K White Gold gorgeously demonstrates the bold yet timeless nature of the garnet. The striking emerald-cut garnet that serves as the center stone is over a centimeter high, and its rich red dazzle gives it a look that’s both daring and glamorous. Hugging this chic rectangular-shaped stone are two 0.15-carat baguette-cut diamonds that seem to point the way toward this ring’s main attraction.
The Garnet Gemstone Solitaire Ring in 14K White Gold puts a colorful twist on the timeless solitaire, replacing the expected diamond with a round garnet in one of three sizes: 6mm (0.85 carats), 7mm (1.25 carats) or 8mm sizes (2.00 carats). Regardless of the size you choose, this ring’s red focal point is held in a secure four-prong setting to an unfussy polished white gold band.
Garnet rings that are inspired by the past combine a boldly elegant gem with designs that have proven their staying power. For instance, the Vintage Floral Garnet Ring in 14K White Gold showcases an eye-catching 9mm round garnet and places it in the center of a Victorian setting.
The Victorian Emerald-Cut Garnet Ring in .925 Sterling Silver is a picturesque example of enduring glamour as it surrounds a stunning 10mm-high emerald-cut garnet with a frame that’s been engraved with feminine floral designs. It’s just one of the silver garnet rings in Apples of Gold’s collection that offer big style without a big price.
Halo rings surround a center gem with a ring of smaller gems to magnify sparkle, and halo styles that pair diamonds and garnet are particularly stunning thanks to the contrast between these two stones.
The Garnet and Diamond Cocktail Ring in 14K White Gold beautifully displays this contrast as a glittering oval-shaped garnet, a full centimeter high, is surrounded by two dozen small round diamonds. Ten additional diamonds stud the slender white gold band, providing additional sparkle for this stunning style.
The Marquise Shaped Garnet and Diamond Halo Ring in 14K White Gold provides a unique take on the halo ring, replacing the usual round or oval-shaped stone with a marquise-cut garnet a centimeter high. This elongated gem is framed by 18 diamonds and placed on a diamond-studded band.
Unique contemporary styles are stunning ways to showcase the garnet’s bold color, and if you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind design, the 14K Rose Gold Mozambique Garnet Gemstone Ring is one not to miss. This head-turning ring places a 6.5mm round garnet in between two sweeping arcs of 14K rose gold that have been channel set with glittering diamonds. Additional channel-set diamonds glitter from the gleaming band.
Or, try the Trillion-Cut Garnet and Diamond Ring, which features a three-sided garnet that gives this ring a modern feel. This 0.75 carat center stone is set in asymmetrical, jaunty fashion, and accented by four small round diamonds, three on one side and one on the other.
Pair a garnet style with a nautical or denim look this season! No matter which garnet ring personality suits your fancy, the bold color of these rings will positively pop against this spring’s blue hues.