Special Edition of Garnet Jewelry – The January Birthstone

Garnet is the birthstone for January and signifies eternal friendship and trust for a friend. The gemstone is also given on the 2nd and 6th wedding anniversaries. The name Garnet derived from the Greek word “granatum,” meaning “pomegranate seed.”  References to the gemstone dates back to 3100 B.C., when the Egyptians used garnets as inlays jewelry. 

Properties of Garnet Jewelry 

Garnet is a ‘hot’ stone meaning it has strong fiery energy, and the elemental effect is that of fiery fire. Three reasons to use garnet jewelry: 

⦁    as a sign of power 

⦁    as a decoration to beautify 

⦁    as a healing tool 

Garnets also have restorative properties which are useful for healing chemical toxicity as well as stimulating the circulatory system. And the more mature user of garnet jewelry might find relief for arthritic pain or muscle pain due to its warming nature. 

Types of Garnet 

Garnet is a gem group that occurs in over twenty varieties. Of these varieties, six main types are used as gems. These are pyrope, almandite, spessartite, grossularite, andradite and uvarovite. 

Treatment and Enhancements 

Garnet gemstones are not enhanced, and their colors are always natural. Treatments such as heat treatment and irradiation have proved ineffective upon the Garnet gemstones. Several synthetic Garnets are simulants of other gemstones.  

Some Facts About Garnet Jewelry 

⦁    All of them aren’t red 

When you picture a garnet, you probably envision a dark red gemstone. However, this January’s birthstone can actually be found in a variety of different colors. In fact, it exists in many colors, such as black, green, or even colorless. Although garnet is known for its rich, fiery red color, it comes in a rainbow of colors. However, red garnet is the most popular color for the gemstone. 

⦁    Not mined underground 

Gemstones are all mined underground, but garnets are not! It is surprising to note that garnets are found as small pebbles in streams. So, when the metamorphic rocks which contain them weather away, these pebbles come to fore. Garnets are found in Australia, the Americas and India. 

⦁    Prized by ancient warriors 

Garnets were once worn by ancient warriors who believed the gemstone would bring them victory. Warriors in Asian territories believed that glowing garnets, which could be used as bullets, inflicted more severe wounds.  

⦁    They hold medicinal powers 

In Medieval times, garnets were thought to protect its wearer against poisons, wounds and bad dreams, as well as cure depression. Red garnets in particular relieved fever, hemorrhages and inflammatory diseases. 

If you have someone in your life who has a birthday this month, a garnet ring, pendant, cufflinks, or pair of earrings is a wonderful idea that they will love to show off. Or pick out your favorite and wear it yourself!  We at MySolitare believe January babies have one of the best birthstones of all. Who wouldn’t be lucky when their birthstone grants peace, prosperity and good health on its wearer. 

Featured Collection 

This vivacious Garnet and Diamond Pendant showcases an alluring AA quality pear shaped Garnet, adorned with forty-seven plush Diamonds prong set in Silver. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 5.34 Carats. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.28 Carats. This marvelous pendant comes finished with an 18-inch Silver Cable Link Chain. Wear this spectacular pendant to rock the world.
This vivacious Garnet and Diamond Pendant showcases an alluring AA quality pear shaped Garnet, adorned with forty-seven plush Diamonds prong set in Silver. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 5.34 Carats. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.28 Carats. This marvelous pendant comes finished with an 18-inch Silver Cable Link Chain. Wear this spectacular pendant to rock the world.
This elite Tsavorite Garnet Solitaire Pendant displays an AAA quality Oval Tsavorite Garnet prong set in Platinum. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 0.23-0.30 Carats. This pendant comes finished with an 18 inch 18K White Gold Singapore Chain.
This elite Tsavorite Garnet Solitaire Pendant displays an AAA quality Oval Tsavorite Garnet prong set in Platinum. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 0.23-0.30 Carats. This pendant comes finished with an 18 inch 18K White Gold Singapore Chain.

 

This ravishing Garnet Scroll Ring emphasizes an AAA quality heart-shape Garnet Solitaire prong set in 14K White Gold. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 3.80 Carats. Surprise her with this dazzling ring.
This ravishing Garnet Scroll Ring emphasizes an AAA quality heart-shape Garnet Solitaire prong set in 14K White Gold. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 3.80 Carats. Surprise her with this dazzling ring.

 

These enticing Tsavorite Garnet Scroll Stud Earrings behold an AAA quality Oval Tsavorite Garnet prong set in Platinum. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 0.46-0.63 Carats. Elegance envelops these gorgeous earrings.
These enticing Tsavorite Garnet Scroll Stud Earrings behold an AAA quality Oval Tsavorite Garnet prong set in Platinum. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 0.46-0.63 Carats. Elegance envelops these gorgeous earrings.

With much love and respect, our garnet jewelry collection is unmatched!
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The Mystical Topaz Gemstone Blog

A topaz makes up for a fascinating jewelry to gift your loved ones. Jewelry lovers and collectors find the topaz one of the most elegant choice of jewelry nowadays. Besides, topaz are one of the most inexpensive options available for you to buy.

Topaz Colors

Topaz Colors: White, Colorless, Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Pink, Purple, Gray, Multicolored. Though Topaz comes in all colors, there are some that are most popular such as:

1) White Topaz which is completely colorless

2) Precious Topaz which ranges in color from burnt brown orange to to yellow

3) Imperial Topaz which is the most sought after type due to the bright orange color with pink undertones

4) Blue Topaz which is easily accessible if irradiated but rare if naturally occurring in blue

While pure Topaz is colorless, minor changes of elements within the stone result in a variety of other colors. The blue hue is created when Topaz is heated, whether the heat source is natural or engineered by man. The three shades of Blue Topaz are Sky, Swiss and London Blue. The latter is the deepest blue and is often used as a less expensive substitute for Sapphire.

More on Topaz’s Qualities

Topaz can be found in very large, flawless crystals which are then faceted into smaller stones. Because of this some of the largest gemstone pieces ever cut are from Topaz. Possibly the most famous topaz of all is a large gemstones that is set in the Portuguese Crown and was once mistaken for a diamond. The gemstone is found primarily in Brazil, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Pakistan, China, and the United States.

Topaz can even weigh in the thousands range in carats. It can be prone to chipping or cracking. It’s also well known for manifesting health, well-being and energy and is recommended to be worn close to the heart.

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December babies are very lucky to have the beautiful Blue Topaz as their gemstone.

Featured Collection

This impressive ring exhibits an AAA quality emerald-cut London Blue Topaz surrounded by fifty diamonds each prong set in 14K White Gold. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 2.55-3.46 Carats. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.70 Carats. An elegant ring that exhibits impeccable style.
This impressive ring exhibits an AAA quality emerald-cut London Blue Topaz surrounded by fifty diamonds each prong set in 14K White Gold. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 2.55-3.46 Carats. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.70 Carats. An elegant ring that exhibits impeccable style.

 

This captivating Mystic Fire Topaz Ring showcases an AAA quality trillion-cut Topaz, adorned with dazzling Diamonds prong set in 14K Yellow Gold. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.02 Carats. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 3.37-4.66 Carats. This fabulous design crafted in glimmering gold, flaunts style.
This captivating Mystic Fire Topaz Ring showcases an AAA quality trillion-cut Topaz, adorned with dazzling Diamonds prong set in 14K Yellow Gold. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.02 Carats. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 3.37-4.66 Carats. This fabulous design crafted in glimmering gold, flaunts style.

 

This engrossing London Blue Topaz Solitaire Pendant is exhibited with an AAA quality oval-shape London Blue Topaz four prongs set in 14K White Gold. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 2.84-3.56 Carats. A stylish pendant to adorn yourself. This pendant comes finished with an 18-inch 14K White Gold Singapore Chain.
This engrossing London Blue Topaz Solitaire Pendant is exhibited with an AAA quality oval-shape London Blue Topaz four prongs set in 14K White Gold. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 2.84-3.56 Carats. A stylish pendant to adorn yourself. This pendant comes finished with an 18-inch 14K White Gold Singapore Chain.

 

This mind-blowing Two Tone Mystic Pink Topaz and Diamond Filigree Pendant demonstrates a vivacious AA quality cushion checker board Mystic Pink Topaz, ornamented with seven bewitching Diamonds prong set in 14K White and Yellow Gold. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 2.35 Carats. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.03 Carats. This wonderful pendant comes finished with an 18-inch 14K Yellow Gold Singapore Chain.
This mind-blowing Two Tone Mystic Pink Topaz and Diamond Filigree Pendant demonstrates a vivacious AA quality cushion checker board Mystic Pink Topaz, ornamented with seven bewitching Diamonds prong set in 14K White and Yellow Gold. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 2.35 Carats. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.03 Carats. This wonderful pendant comes finished with an 18-inch 14K Yellow Gold Singapore Chain.

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