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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A Guide to The Home of Authentic Silver Jewelry Wear

Silver has been valued for centuries and at one time was considered even more valuable than gold. At MySolitaire, we are fortunate to possess the finest silver craftsmen working on chosen classic designs. This guide will help you to select the right pieces of silver and sterling silver jewelries and accessories.

History of Silver

For thousands of years, silver has been widely used for making ornaments, utensils and even used as basis for monetary systems. It’s recognized as a precious metal along with gold. The usage of the metal since the olden times is evident from the fact that the word “silver” is used in Anglo-Saxon literature as siolfor and seolfor. In Germanic languages also, the metal silver is referred to as silbir and silabar. The symbol Ag which is used for silver is taken from Latin language. The root for the word lies in Indo-European languages in which ‘arg’ refers to shining and white objects.

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Two major differences between silver and sterling silver:

  1. Sterling silver is mainly an alloy of silver, consisting of nearly 92.5% fine silver and 7.5% other metals, like copper, which make it less expensive. Fine silver is composed of 99.9% pure silver, and it is a bit more expensive. That’s why it is used for making jewelry, and also in the photography industry.
  2. Sterling silver is sensitive to air and water, and it gets tarnished on its surface, whereas silver is like gold, which does not tarnish even if it is in constant contact with air and water.

There is a huge difference between true sterling jewelry which can last years and plated jewelry that will come apart leaving marks on your skin. The problem is a lot of people couldn’t buy the real sterling silver jewelry although spend much money. The most common way to identify sterling silver is to find the number 925, most sterling silver jewelry will be marked “925” on its surface. Unmarked sterling silver does exist, but not really on jewelry. Jewelry that’s sterling silver should be marked as so.

Why is sterling silver jewelry always so popular?

  • .925 Sterling Silver is used often in Jewelry because of the incredible brilliance, shine, luster & durability. Silver has one of the highest reflectivity of any metal.
  • Silver is much more abundant and easier to mine than Gold.
  • Sterling Silver is always in style and always gorgeous, fashionable on any anyone and any skin-tone.
  • Sterling Silver is forever popular in style and essence, and more affordable to purchase than Gold or Platinum.

Caring for Your Silver Jewelry

Silver tends to tarnish, so always store your sterling silver jewelry in tarnish preventative bags and in a cool, dry place. Clean your sterling silver using mild soap and warm water and drying with a soft lint‐free cloth. Silver tarnishes, so store your sterling silver engagement ring in tarnish‐preventive bags in a cool, dry place. Tarnish can be removed by using a silver cloth.

MySolitaire’s Special Collection

Silver Two-Tone Men's key ring with three round cut diamonds. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.01-0.03 Carats. Perfect for the modern man. The Diamond is SI2 - I1 clarity and I-J color.
Silver Two-Tone Men’s key ring with three round cut diamonds. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.01-0.03 Carats. Perfect for the modern man. The Diamond is SI2 – I1 clarity and I-J color.

 

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.

 

These mesmerizing Diamond Hoop Earrings highlight twenty-four baguette White Diamonds each prong set in Silver. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.50 Carats. Approximate Silver Weight: 3.50 Grams. A delicate pair of earrings to adorn yourself.
These mesmerizing Diamond Hoop Earrings highlight twenty-four baguette White Diamonds each prong set in Silver. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.50 Carats. Approximate Silver Weight: 3.50 Grams. A delicate pair of earrings to adorn yourself.

 

This is an extraordinary Men's Single Link Charm Necklace, designed in Silver. The necklace measures 20-inches in length. Enliven your look with this elite necklace.
This is an extraordinary Men’s Single Link Charm Necklace, designed in Silver. The necklace measures 20-inches in length. Enliven your look with this elite necklace.

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An Introduction to Fascinating Colored Diamonds

The pressure is on when it comes to buying gifts this time of year. Our brilliant jewelry gift ideas inspire you to get cracking with your shopping. Today, in our list are enigmatic colored diamonds.

When approaching to buy a diamond, any diamond – colored or regular, basic research is expected and recommended. In nature, diamonds are found in almost every color and hue you can possibly imagine; grey, white, yellow, red, green and brown. And contrary to popular belief, it is actually very rare to find a diamond that doesn’t have any color at all. So, what makes a diamond’s color so important when making a purchase? It comes down to the behavior and physics of light when it passes through different mediums.

Colored diamonds (e.g. black, brown, gray) can negatively affect light absorption, and thus the sparkle of the stone that we see. That is why white (colorless) diamonds are generally more valuable and commonly used in jewelry as they have better reflective qualities. Of course, the exceptions to this rule are the rare and much sought after colors of pink, red, blue and orange.

Tips for Buying Quality Colored Diamonds

To determine what the gem will look like up close, it is important to use some helpful identification tips.

  • Colored Diamond Color Quality

Whether a diamond is pink, blue, brown, or any other color, the hue may vary in its richness. If a diamond is color enhanced in a lab, it will usually have a more vibrant color. However, some gems are created to have a pastel color. With natural diamonds, the majority of colored stones do not have very vibrant colors. If they do, they tend to be more expensive. However, people who plan to use these diamonds to create unique jewelry will find them to be good investments. Yellow, pink, blue, black, and brown diamonds are some of the most popular colors. People who are trying to choose a color should also consider the setting for the stone. Smaller colored diamonds may accent a larger white diamond nicely. The color of the type of setting is also important to consider. Some types of metal may complement certain colors better.

  • Colored Diamond Grade

Colored diamonds are usually assigned a specific grade, which is different than the famous “four Cs” of diamond quality. The color grade refers to the richness of the stone’s hue. Color grades are assigned by the Gemological Institute of America, the Independent Gemological Institute, or the European Gemological Laboratory. It is important to know that not all gems are sent to one of these authorities for evaluation. If a diamond is certified by one of these institutes and has been graded, it will likely cost more than similar diamonds that are not certified. When sellers are not providing certified gems, another way to see a better picture of the stone’s color quality is to ask for a multi-angle video rather than several still photos.

Remember, for every 10,000 carats of white diamonds mined each year there are only 5-10 carats of colored diamonds found. Colored diamonds evoke a sense of romance and luxury. Their scarcity and stunning beauty make them spectacular additions to any collection.

Our Scintillating Collection of Colored Diamonds

This stylish Diamond Pendant displays forty sparkling diamonds in 18K White Gold. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.30-0.38 Carats. The pendant comes finished with an 18 inch 18K White Gold Cable Link Chain. The Diamond is SI2 - I1 clarity and I-J color.
This stylish Diamond Pendant displays forty sparkling diamonds in 18K White Gold. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.30-0.38 Carats. The pendant comes finished with an 18 inch 18K White Gold Cable Link Chain. The Diamond is SI2 – I1 clarity and I-J color.

 

This endearing Diamond Circle Heart Three Tone Pendant showcases eleven gleaming Diamonds prong set in 18K Pink, Yellow and White Gold. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.02-0.07 Carats. The chic Pendant comes finished with an 18-inch 18K White Gold Singapore Chain. The Diamond is SI2 - I1 clarity and H-I color.
This endearing Diamond Circle Heart Three Tone Pendant showcases eleven gleaming Diamonds prong set in 18K Pink, Yellow and White Gold. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.02-0.07 Carats. The chic Pendant comes finished with an 18-inch 18K White Gold Singapore Chain. The Diamond is SI2 – I1 clarity and H-I color.

 

These extraordinary Diamond Earrings showcase eighteen dazzling Diamonds each prong set in 14K White Gold. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.10-0.14 Carats. Have all the eyes follow you with these sparkling earrings. The Diamond is SI2 - I1 clarity and I-J color
These extraordinary Diamond Earrings showcase eighteen dazzling Diamonds each prong set in 14K White Gold. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.10-0.14 Carats. Have all the eyes follow you with these sparkling earrings. The Diamond is SI2 – I1 clarity and I-J color.

 

This amazing Two-Tone Diamond Ring showcases twenty-five sparkling diamonds prong set in 14K White and Yellow Gold. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.16-0.21 Carats. The white and yellow gold combination looks absolutely marvelous. The Diamond is SI2 - I1 clarity and I-J color.
This amazing Two-Tone Diamond Ring showcases twenty-five sparkling diamonds prong set in 14K White and Yellow Gold. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.16-0.21 Carats. The white and yellow gold combination looks absolutely marvelous. The Diamond is SI2 – I1 clarity and I-J color.

 

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Go Green with Our Rich Emerald Jewelries




Today, in our last minute gift giving guide, we showcase our radiant emerald jewelries which also coincide with our green theme day celebration sale. Our finest quality emerald gemstones have lush, saturated color in the richest green.

A Brief History

Emeralds are revered since ages and it’s so prized that carat for carat, a fine emerald could be 2x-3x times as valuable as a diamond. In the ancient Indian mythology, emerald was thought to be green of growing things.

Since the time of kings and queens of Babylon as early as 4000 BC, it was worshipped by the Incas and mentioned in the Holy Bible. Besides, Greek legend Aristotle had written that owning an emerald enhances one’s aura and vibe.

He also stated “An emerald hung from the neck or worn in a ring will prevent the falling sickness (epilepsy). We, therefore, commend noblemen that it be hanged about the necks of their children that they fall not into this complaint.”

Greater Significance on Health

Emerald is said to remove negativity and bring positive emotional energy. It soothes mind and maintains a sense of harmony and security. This not only helps bring back your life on track but also let you realize your true connection with the universe. It is also believed to bring good fortune as one your one act of kindness raises the entire vibration of the universe. In true sense, emeralds open the doors to perfect love and trust while instilling you with security.

The Importance of the Four C’s

Let’s take a look at each one, in order of importance.

Emerald Color

Color is the most visible factor for emerald. Natural emeralds occur between very light and very dark. The most sought for emerald colors are bluish green to pure green, with vivid color saturation and tone that’s not too dark.

Emerald Clarity

Normally, emeralds bear inclusions that are visible to the unaided eye. Most emeralds are treated with oil, resin, and/or polymers to reduce the appearance of inclusions and surface reaching breaks.

Emerald Cut

An emerald should be cut symmetrically with uniform facets that allow for paramount color and brilliance. The most popular cut is a square or rectangular step cut also called as emerald cut. This cut maximize the beauty of the emerald’s color to create a bright, lively stone.

Emerald Carat

Emerald experts agree that it’s better to buy a smaller emerald with excellent color quality than a larger one with poor color quality. Quality-for-quality, the price of emerald can rise dramatically as the size increases.
Rest assured, you just need to buy your emerald from a site that has high quality images of their stones, like MySolitaire.com. They can be the focal point in a ring, necklace, bracelet, and earrings like these beauties below.

This chic Natural Emerald Circle Pendant showcases four mesmerizing Emeralds accented with hundred and two round Diamonds prong set in 18K White Gold. Approximate Diamond Weight: 1.08 Carats. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 1.54 Carats. The astonishing Circle Pendant comes finished with an 18-inch Silver Singapore Chain.
This chic Natural Emerald Circle Pendant showcases four mesmerizing Emeralds accented with hundred and two round Diamonds prong set in 18K White Gold. Approximate Diamond Weight: 1.08 Carats. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 1.54 Carats. The astonishing Circle Pendant comes finished with an 18-inch Silver Singapore Chain.

 

These Natural Emerald Scroll Stud Earrings displays an AA quality oval-shaped Natural Emerald prong set in Platinum. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 0.69-1.06 Carats. These earrings are ideal match to your evening dress.
These Natural Emerald Scroll Stud Earrings displays an AA quality oval-shaped Natural Emerald prong set in Platinum. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 0.69-1.06 Carats. These earrings are ideal match to your evening dress.

 

This engrossing Natural Emerald Solitaire Scroll Pendant displays an AA quality Emerald Cut Emerald four prong set in 14K Yellow Gold. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 0.70-1.03 Carats. This Pendant comes finished with an 18-inch 14K Yellow Gold Singapore Chain.
This engrossing Natural Emerald Solitaire Scroll Pendant displays an AA quality Emerald Cut Emerald four prong set in 14K Yellow Gold. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 0.70-1.03 Carats. This Pendant comes finished with an 18-inch 14K Yellow Gold Singapore Chain.

 

This beautiful Natural Emerald Stack Band exhibits an AAA quality oval Natural Emerald channel set, accented with a sparkling Diamond bezel set in 14K White Gold. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 0.16 Carats. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.01 Carats. A gorgeous ring designed to impress your beloved
This beautiful Natural Emerald Stack Band exhibits an AAA quality oval Natural Emerald channel set, accented with a sparkling Diamond bezel set in 14K White Gold. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 0.16 Carats. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.01 Carats. A gorgeous ring designed to impress your beloved.

There is no doubt that emeralds make eternally wonderful stones.

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