How better to mark a fresh start than with the January birthstone garnet. Prized throughout history for its healing properties, according to Indian astrology wearing the gemstone will eliminate negative feelings and promote peace of mind, making it the perfect gem to match new year intentions. Celebrate the beginning of 2022 and a birthday in January with these exquisite garnet jewellery pieces.
Adorning jewellery as far back as the Bronze Age, garnet has long been worn by rulers and the elite over the centuries, the blood-red stone considered a protective talisman. Pharaohs of ancient Egypt favoured necklaces featuring the gemstone, while in ancient Rome the wealthy would wear rings set with garnet intaglios that served as signature stamps on important documents.
The gemstone is mostly perceived to be a rich red hue. Indeed, its name derives from the latin granatus, meaning seed, a reference to the vibrancy of the pomegranate. The fruit was associated with fertility; hence the gemstone was often given as a love token or as a sign of friendship and trust. And yet, garnet comes in a rainbow of colours. Mostly sourced from Africa, Namibia is where lighter shades of the stone are found, such as green and yellow, whilst the darker, more orange and tangerine shades are located in Tanzania and Madagascar.
The Best Garnet Jewellery
Demi Mogra Ear Jacket
Sixième Sens par Cartier High Jewellery Earrings
One-of-a-kind cabochon gypsy ring
Triple Threat Ring
Candied Pebble Flow Hoops
Frames Grenade ring
sapphire Starburst Deco Earrings
Faith-Hope-Charity Triple Wax Seal Necklace