Gorgeous Garnet January 19 2015, 0 Comments

Garnet is the birthstone for January, so it's the perfect time to focus on this beautiful stone.

Garnet can sometimes be seen just as a cheap substitute for Ruby, but it's a really beautiful stone in it's own right which comes in a variety of different colours. The most well known versions are generally red, but there are variants of garnet which are bright green, yellow and brown.

Garnet is thought to stimulate passion and creativity, and even to inspire love. It's a great choice with either gold or silver.

Special order Orbit ring with garnet

This ring has a garnet which is a rich orangey red set in sterling silver. This is a special order ring made for my cousin last year, based on my Orbit stacking rings but enlarged slightly.

I generally work with 2 different colours of garnet, the rich red as pictured above, and rhodolite garnet which is a pink/purple red, as pictured below.

Stella ring with rhodolite garnet

Garnet is a standard option for most of my stone set rings, drop me an email if you would like to check whether it is available with any of my designs. Watch this space for some new gorgeous garnet rings coming to the site next week.