Garnet can be found in colors ranging from red to orange to green, and red garnet is one of the most common gems found in nature, according to the GIA. Red garnet is found in metamorphic rocks—those altered by heat and pressure—on every continent, while green garnet or tsavorite is more rare, and larger sizes are nearly impossible to find.
Other garnet types include demantoid, spessarite, and rhodolite; all garnets possess a similar crystal structure, but vary in chemical composition. To read more about garnet, visit the GIA website. Below are 12 garnet pieces to whet your appetite for this month’s birthstone.
Ring in platinum-bonded silver with simulated garnet, $140; Lafonn
Bracelet in sterling with 3 cts. t.w. mandarin garnets, $1,200; Marla Aaron
Band in 14k white gold with Superfit Technology and 0.25 ct. tsavorite garnet, $1,299; CliQ by Superfit
Earrings in silver with black rhodium with 2.6 cts. t.w. red garnet and 0.33 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,500; Mayson
Ring in 14k yellow gold with 1.2 cts. t.w. mandarin garnet, $2,120; Jane Taylor
Earrings in 18k gold with hand-engraved concentric rings and 6 ct. t.w. garnet cabochons, $3,200; ENA Fine Jewelry
Ring in 18k gold with smoky quartz shank and 9.18 ct. garnet cabochon and 0.3 ct. t.w. diamonds, $4,500; Sanalitro
Snake earrings in 18k black gold with garnet, pink tourmaline, citrine, and 0.2 ct. t.w. diamonds $5,800; Colette Steckel
Ring in 18k blackened gold with 2.96 cts. t.w. rhodolite garnets, 1.12 cts. t.w. pink sapphires, 2.55 cts. t.w. yellow sapphires, 1.14 cts. t.w. cognac diamonds, and 0.07 ct. t.w. tsavorite, $10,695; Wendy Yue
Ring in 18k two-tone gold with 7.98 ct. garnet, 1.2 cts. t.w. diamonds, $20,869; Yael Designs
Pendant in platinum with 18k rose gold with 6.22 ct. spessartite garnet, 0.31 ct. pear-shape diamond, 0.26 ct. round spessartite garnet, and 0.4 ct. t.w. brilliant-cut diamonds, $21,250; Omi Privé
Ring/pendant combination in platinum with 6.69 ct. mandarin garnet and 1.78 cts. t.w. single-cut diamonds, $38,000; Tamir Jewels
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