Winter's ruby - or is it?
Rivalling the more expensive red rubies in beauty and colour, garnets are also more readily available in larger sizes and are popular for carvings and intaglios. On the other end of the scale are the delicate bohemian garnet pieces composed of small fiery garnets so popular in the Victorian era.
Favoured by royalty and clergy throughout the ages, red garnet is one of the most common and widespread gems. But there are some rarer varieties that are well worth looking out for: the deep green Tsavorite garnet and sunny orange spessartine garnets for example.
It might interest you to know that garnets are the birthstone for January and the stone for a second anniversary. Garnets are durable gems that are suitable for everyday wear and are sure to bring you many years of joy. Whether it’s a black tie event or a woolly jumpers gathering, DesignYard has a wide variety of garnet jewellery for you to consider.
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