Reminiscent of ornate Art Deco jewellery of the 1930s, these luxurious garnet flower earrings are divinely decadent. Each earring features a cluster of 10 individual deep red garnet gemstones in a combination of oval and round brilliant and marquise cuts set in luscious high-quality sterling silver, culminating in a floral mosaic design that echoes the timeless beauty of stained glass. Each pair is expertly handcrafted in Northern India by skilled artisans, using centuries old silver embellishment techniques like rawa and hand-laid braid decoration to create the gorgeous setting of these earrings.
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 / 7.2 grams each / 3.8 x 2.4 cm