Garnet adds a vintage touch to any accessory, even if it’s brand new. There’s just something about the golden-red color that evokes thoughts of years past. Garnet jewelry can last for generations, so you might have some pieces gleaned from grandma’s jewelry box already.
January birthstone: These red beauties have celebrated and commemorated January babies since the 1800’s, and they are always a welcomed gift. Why? They mark the most exciting time in life – your birthday and that of those you love. Not to mention – garnets happen to be stunning!
Celebrate January birthdays with the personal, meaningful gift of January birthstone jewelry. It is not only an eternal trend; it’s an expression of gratitude and symbol of life’s most precious moments. Take a peek at our garnet jewelry (link to shop garnet jewelry page), collection and give the gift of traditional birthstones – garnet birthstones!
Care: Garnet is rated “good” for every day. Avoid exposure to heat and sudden changes in temperature. To clean, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water or clean in an at-home ultrasonic unit.
Location: Garnets come from Mozambique. They are hand-selected glowing deep red color and hand-cut for maximum brilliance.
History: The garnet is so durable, remnants of garnet jewelry can be found as far back as the Bronze Age. Other references go back to 3100 BC when the Egyptians used garnet as inlays in their jewelry and carvings. The Egyptians even said it was the symbol of life. The Victorians made garnets very popular during that time period. Some of the loveliest jewelry from that era mimics its pomegranate namesake, with clusters of tiny red gems forming a larger statement piece.