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Garnet Gemstone Jewelry: The January Birthstone


There are little gems all around us that can hold glimmers of inspiration. ~ Richelle Mead

The history of wearing gemstones is said to trace back to the breastplate of Aaron in the Biblical book of Exodus. That religious garment had 12 precious gemstones representing the twelve tribes of Israel. After the resurrection of Christ, Flavius Josephus and St. Jerome each connected the twelve stones in the breastplate to the twelve signs of the zodiac. That’s when people began to believe that each gemstone had mystical powers and wearing the right stone at the right time could be beneficial. Of course, most people today do not wear gemstones for their power as much as for their beauty.

This particular alluring set is handmade, guaranteeing high quality and a bit of uniqueness in each individual ring. The Victorian style is faithfully reproduced in the exquisitely detailed engraving in the .925 sterling silver and the wine-hued round garnet is hand selected for each set. Also available in 14k white gold, 14k or 18k yellow gold, or platinum by request, it is part of our enchanting collection of Garnet Jewelry.


I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine. You can’t possess radiance, you can only admire it. ~ Elizabeth Taylor

In 18th century Poland, Jewish gem traders began to ply their trade. Scholars trace the concept of wearing a birthstone to that era. However, the modern list of birthstones was left to the National Association of Jewelers to define in 1912, and since then has been largely unchanged.

These delectable earrings sport genuine, round garnet gemstones that have been hand-selected for the finest quality and deepest intensity of color. These blood-red earrings are set in 14k solid white gold basket settings, but you can choose yellow gold or platinum if you prefer. They come with your choice of push-back or screw-back closures and are available in sizes ranging from 6mm to 8mm diameter. They are sure to become one of your favorite accessories. You can see even more of our Garnet Earrings for more inspiration!


Trends come and go, and style evolves. It’s important to have pieces of jewelry that are timeless and look chic despite ever-changing fashions. ~ Karen Elson

Now that birthstones have become classics, it’s time to look at the size and shape of the gemstone in order to suit your taste in jewelry. The unique “steps” in the emerald-cut garnet in this impressive ring gives an architectural strength and quality to the main stone. Two baguette diamonds flank the intensely red stone, adding sparkle and value to what could easily become your favorite ring. The unassuming, 2mm, 14k white gold band acts simply as a stage upon which the gemstones take command. In fact, once the light hits it, this gorgeous ring quite obviously owns the room. See more options in our marvelous collection of Garnet Rings.


By its birth, and for all time, Christianity is pledged to the Cross and dominated by the sign of the Cross. It cannot remain its own self except by identifying itself ever more intensely with the essence of the Cross. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Like the precious blood Christ shed on the cross to bring His followers into a relationship with His Father, the blood-red garnets in this simple cross remind us of how serious sin is. The King of the universe was born a man, walked among us, and then went willingly to the cross to bear the punishment for our sin in His death on the cross. This beautiful representation of that sacrifice is made of 21 round-cut garnets set on a 14k white gold cross pendant with a hidden bale. Nothing detracts from the beauty of this piece. You can add one of our 14k white gold chains (optional) or use a chain you already have. Let it remind you daily of the price that was paid for your redemption! Also available in rose gold or yellow gold, too. All part of our beautiful collection of Garnet Pendants that will delight you.




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