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The Garnet is a Stone of Vitality and Passion

Garnet Sterling Silver Earrings

Garnet Tears Sterling Silver Earrings by SweetwaterGifts

According to the website, “garnet” comes from granatum, the Latin word for pomegranate. To the ancient world, garnet was a tiny glossy red gem, bursting with fire and brilliance.

From JoslinJewels:  According to one Greek myth, Hades, the god of the underworld, captured Persephone, the goddess of sunshine and daughter of Zeus. Hades fell in love with Persephone and before releasing her, he gave her pomegranate seeds to ensure her speedy return.  In legend, garnets legend light up the night and protect their owners from nightmares. They have long been carried by travelers to protect against accidents far from home.

Garnet Earrings

Bordeaux Earrings Garnet Pearls Wire Wrapped by joslinjewels

The garnet is considered to be the birthstone for Capricorn (Goat): Dec. 22 – Jan. 19.

Garnet Sterling Ring

Triple Red Garnet Nested Sterling Silver Hancrafted Wire Wrapped Ring by WellSpring Creations

Mystical power: Garnet should be carried close to the body. Its energy is balancing and peaceful. This stone of passion is said to encourage robust good health and sexual desire and enhance the wearer’s imagination. Garnet symbolizes fire, faith, courage, truth, grace, compassion, constancy and fidelity.

Garnet Front Toggle Sterling Necklace

Large Dark Red Garnet Front Toggle Sterling Necklace by SilverSmack

Road trip…listening to the radio… A Santana song comes on, telling of love and loss.

“Corazon Espinado”…”ah, she left a thorn in my heart.”

A heart for one pierced deep into the soul. Sterling silver wire wrapped in more sterling wire and woven with garnets, the stone of faith, constancy and fidelity, is fashioned into a heart pierced through by a “thorn” of freshwater pearl, a symbol for purity and love.

Garnet Freshwater Pearl Sterling Necklace

Corazon Espinado Necklacei n Sterling Silver Garnet and Freshwater Pearl by ThatsHeadley

The versatile garnet comes in a virtual rainbow of colors, including pink, red, purple, orange, yellow, violet, green, colorless, occasionally black, brown and many shades of red and green. The most common color of garnets is reddish brown.

A trio of hand knit garnet items:

Garnet Cloche with Black Flower

Market Beanie Cloche Hat Garnet Red Black Flower Brooch Pin by beautifulbridget

Twingling Celebrations Scarf

The Twinkling Celebrations Scarf by yarncoture

Hand Knit Fashion Sassy Wrap Scarf - Garnet, Darn It! by foxygknits


  1. What a lovely array of items! Thanks for featuring my Garnet Front Toggle Necklace.

    Comment by Dara Briar — 01/11/2010 @ 12:28 am

  2. Garnet is such a lovely color; it really warms up a frigid January! Thanks for the interesting article, the lovely selection of items, and for including my ring!

    Comment by Judy Wellspring — 01/11/2010 @ 1:59 am

  3. I love all the items that you chose to represent the beautiful color of garnet! Thank you so much for including my scarf!

    Comment by Yarncoture — 01/11/2010 @ 7:08 am

  4. Very nice collection of items. After reading this, I think I may need to start wearing garnets!

    Comment by Made By Melissa — 01/11/2010 @ 9:27 am

  5. Thank you Lois! I love garnets. They are so romantic. If you were to see the garnets I used in my Bordeaux earrings, you would see that they are gorgeous! Thanks for including my work in such a great collection!

    Comment by Joslin Jewels — 01/11/2010 @ 11:23 am

  6. very lovely collection – My Corazon is so honored to be in such beautiful company – thanks Lois!

    Comment by Ginny — 01/11/2010 @ 5:49 pm

  7. If it weren’t for garnets, January would be my least favorite month…love these creations you found!

    Comment by Sharon — 01/11/2010 @ 10:30 pm

  8. oooh ahhh, beautiful

    Linda B

    Comment by Linda B — 01/13/2010 @ 10:11 pm

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