A gemstone steeped in history, garnet jewellery has been worn back as far as ancient Egyptian times! And it’s no wonder: its darkly rich red shade is highly coveted to this day, deeply evocative of warmth, romance and passion. This gemstone’s name was actually inspired by the deep red seeds of a pomegranate, a fruit frequently recognised as a symbol of love in ancient Greek mythology. Thanks to this stone’s rich history and romantic connotations, a garnet necklace or garnet ring will make a wonderfully meaningful gift for any loved one today.
Garnet jewellery also makes a beautiful personalised gift for any person born in January, thanks to its status as this month’s birthstone. Treat your close friend or family member to a gorgeous pair of garnet earrings or a garnet necklace in gold from our birthstone collection, and they’re sure to be blown away! Simply choose between 925 sterling silver or 9ct yellow gold.
In recent times, the garnet ring has also risen to popularity in the world of engagement rings. A unique alternative to the traditional diamond, this fiery stone entices with its deep red hues and rich symbolism. It has a hardness that ranges between 6.5 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale, meaning that with proper care and maintenance, your garnet engagement ring will dazzle for a lifetime. It also makes a much more affordable option than many other classic gemstones out there!