13 Garnet Jewels to Honor January (and Marsala!)

There couldn’t be a better gemstone to kick off 2015. Sure, garnet being January’s birthstone is not about to change, but it’s particularly exceptional right now, given Pantone’s Color of the Year, Marsala, which matches garnet at its most recognizable; that rusty, wine-like shade of red.

 

Gemco Designs natural garnet strand necklace

Gemco Designs

 

 

Ed Levin garnet silver Bridesmaid earrings

Ed Levin Jewelry

 

 

 

 

WYS Jewelry large garnet shaker pendant

WYS Jewelry

 

That aforementioned earthy red hue may be what comes to mind first when one thinks of garnet, or maybe not; the gesmtone comes in a wide variety of shades, like fiery orange, electric and nearly emerald green, yellow, and even purpleish pink. I’d go so far as to say tsavorite garnet ranks among one of my favorite stones now, its green shade so alluring. I’m not alone; 2014 saw notable use of tsavorite, and I’m excited to see what this new year will bring.

 

 

La Corza garnet trio Cactus ring

La Corza by Sabo Designs

 

 

SilverMasterpiece radiant cut garnet pendant

SilverMasterpiece

 

 

Sutra red and rose-cut cocktail ring

Sutra

 

Pinspiration: Our Marsala Board on Pinterest

 

 

Supreme Jewelry green garnet and diamond ring

Supreme Jewelry

 

 

Omi Prive rose gold cushion spessartite ring

Omi Privé

 

Garnet also happens to be the noted gift for second anniversaries. New marriages, take note! The gemstone said to symbolize purity, faithfulness, and truth, would make a beautiful gift to celebrate a marriage, and the stone is just as alluring in men’s jewelry as it is in women’s.

 

 

Tamir Mandarin garnet convertible ring-pendant

Tamir

 

 See: Our ultimate guide to birthstones

 

Stuller rhodolite garnet nest earrnigs

Stuller

 

 

Thistle Bee garnet Burlap stacking ring

Thistle & Bee

 

Did you know that garnet’s name is derived from the Greek word granatum, meaning pomegranate seed? I think it’s quite appropriate, as some of the stones really do look like the sweet little treats—so yummy! I’m calling it: January may be the month of garnet, but I think, in 2015, garnet will claim its year.

 

 

Rina Limor rhodolite garnet Petali earrings

Rina Limor

 

 

MARC rhodolite leaf pendant

MARC

 

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