Bling of the Month: Garnet

Garnet is the modern January birthstone, and it is also the gem designated for the 2nd and 6th wedding anniversary. There are no known enhancements for garnet, and it comes in a rainbow of colors, from the deep red of the pyrope garnet to the vibrant green of tsavorites.  Any of these colors is permissible to wear as the January birthstone. The most important sources for garnet are Africa, Sri Lanka, and India. 

The color variations of garnet
The name Garnet appears to originate with the Latin granatum malum which means pomegranate. Pomegranate is the name of the bush which produces a red fruit with seeds. Jewelry made with garnet has been found as early as the Bronze Age (3000 BC) in burial sites. It is thought that early communities valued garnet and believed that it offered protections in the afterlife.

So chic!
Garnet, diamond and white gold earrings.
During the Middle Ages primitive cultures believed that the red stones would stop bleeding. Many early cultures believed that garnets were helpful in preventing and curing blood disorders and infections.

Fabulous matching ring,
also in garnet, diamonds, and white 18kt gold,
of course by Daniela Kronfle Jewelry
Garnet  signifies eternal friendship and trust and is the perfect gift for a friend. I love this stone because its lovely array of colors, which means it can suit every skin tone and taste. 

Love Always
Dani K

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