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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Buying Pearl Jewelries of Pure Oceanic Love

Pearls signify class and wealth, and easily encapsulate the energy and purity of the oceans. Each piece of pearl jewelry from MySolitaire is special and will be cherished forever. From the depths of the ocean, pearls are organic but they are also, formed and born from within their mother: Pearl oyster. Moreover, pearls are the official birthstone for June and Zodiac gemstone for Gemini and Cancer.

Types of pearls stated by American Gem Society

  • Natural Pearls

Natural pearls are extremely rare and most have already been harvested. They occur in the wild without any human assistance.

  • Cultured Pearls

Cultured pearls are grown in pearl farms. The mollusks are raised until they are old enough to accept the mother-of-pearl bead nucleus. Through a delicate surgical procedure, the technician implants the bead and then the mollusks are returned to the water and cared for while the pearl forms.

  • Saltwater Pearls

Saltwater pearls include the akoya cultured pearls grown in Japanese and Chinese waters. They range in size from 2mm (tiny) to 10mm (rare) and are usually white or cream in color and round in shape.

  • Freshwater Pearls

These pearls are grown in freshwater lakes, rivers, and ponds. They can also be produced in various shapes and in an array of pastel colors.

  • Imitation Pearls

Imitation pearls are usually a coated glass bead. Most have a high luster, but not the depth of luster seen on high quality cultured pearls.

While buying pearls

An easy way to test the authenticity of pearls is by rubbing it against another pearl. Imitation pearls glide across each other but cultured pearls feel gritty because of the layers of nacre. Many culture pearls undergo treatments to enhance their luster but that doesn’t make them less real.

Professional jewelers like MySolitaire will help the customers understand the true value of pearl jewelries. Trust upon jewelry stores who have a good history of ethical standards, even better who are members of Jewelers of America.

So while buying pearls, look for detailed information that includes but not restricted to product specifications. Pay attention to the quality & weight of the pearls just like going for any other precious stones.

Taking care of your pearls

To preserve your pearls glow:

  1. Never clean pearls with laundry detergents, chlorine bleach, or even an ultrasonic cleaner.
  2. Never store your pearls in any type of plastic bag. Plastic corrupts the surface of the pearl. Use a soft cloth bag instead.
  3. Avoid leaving pearls to direct source of heat.
  4. Pearls are to be kept where it can find little moisture so they don’t dry up.
  5. Use gentle soap to clean, and dry it up preferably in a cotton cloth.

Our hand-picked pearls are the perfect way to show your love!

This appealing Cultured Pearl and Smokey Quartz Bracelet is designed in 925 Sterling Silver. Spark up your look with this beautiful bracelet.
This appealing Cultured Pearl and Smokey Quartz Bracelet is designed in 925 Sterling Silver. Spark up your look with this beautiful bracelet.

 

This is a beautiful Freshwater Cultured Pink Pearl Triple Drop Earrings, crafted in Sterling Silver. Wear these pearl earrings for a classy look.
This is a beautiful Freshwater Cultured Pink Pearl Triple Drop Earrings, crafted in Sterling Silver. Wear these pearl earrings for a classy look.

 

This pretty ring flaunts a lovely Cultured Pearl embellished with two Black Diamonds bezel set in 14K Yellow Gold. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.21 Carats. A designer style ring perfect to go with any wardrobe.
This pretty ring flaunts a lovely Cultured Pearl embellished with two Black Diamonds bezel set in 14K Yellow Gold. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.21 Carats. A designer style ring perfect to go with any wardrobe.

 

This beautiful 9.5 mm round Tahitian cultured pearl has a peacock overtone. The cultured pearl is attached to an 18K white gold bail and is suspended from a delicate 18K white gold Singapore chain. * This product is sold by Smile River.
This beautiful 9.5 mm round Tahitian cultured pearl has a peacock overtone. The cultured pearl is attached to an 18K white gold bail and is suspended from a delicate 18K white gold Singapore chain. * This product is sold by Smile River.

 

Take a dip in ocean with MySolitaire’s pearl jewelry!