A perfect little dash of decorative flair for every day, these stunning garnet and silver earrings are certain to make their way into your daily rotation. Embellished with tiny, delicate heart and flower motifs, this mini shield design features a single marquise cut rich red garnet embedded in a detailed silver setting. Each pair is expertly hand crafted by skilled artisans and made from the highest quality sterling silver and natural garnet gemstones.
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 / 2.6 grams each / 3.7 x 1.3 cm