These beautifully detailed garnet and sterling silver earrings are a jewellery-lovers dream come true. Made with handcrafted, beautifully embellished sterling silver and faceted natural garnet, each pair features a rich red garnet in a pear shaped cut, nestled in a unique silver cutout design that ensures these earrings are lightweight enough to wear all day. The intricate curly silver setting is expertly handmade in Northern India by skilled artisans, drawing on generations of experience and skill. These earrings truly embody a feminine grace that never goes out of style.
The birthstone for January, garnet varies naturally in colour from vibrant green, to rare colourless varieties, to purple. But the most common colours are a beautiful range of reds, from rust colored to deep violet-red, and it is from these colours that garnet gets its name: ‘garnet’ is derived from Latin granatum, which means “seed,” because of the gemstone’s resemblance to the rich red seeds of the pomegranate. Garnet has been used in jewellery and decoration throughout the ages, and examples of garnet jewellery have been found dating as far back as the Bronze Age. Ancient Egyptians used garnet as inlays in their jewelry and carvings, and Romans favoured garnets as a marker of nobility, often used in signet rings. The Victorians made garnets popular again during the 19th century and they remain a popular gemstone to this day. It has been used as a talisman for protection, strength and resistance to negativity. It is also a stone of strong, intense feelings, and is frequently associated with love, desire, and deepening relationships.
Sterling Silver / 3.4 grams each / 4.1 x 1.9 cm