January 6, 2016
Everything you need to know about Garnets
Do you have a birthday coming up this month? Then you'll want to take a look at our collection of Garnet jewellery - perfect for those of you looking for a gift that's personal and unique.
Garnets are fantastic gemstones available in such a wide spectrum of colours including; browns, reds, deeply saturated purplish reds, pinkish oranges, oranges, greens and on rare occasions, blues. With such a vast range of colour available, it’s understandable why the jewellery industry chooses to use them in on-trend jewellery pieces.
Garnets are easily found all over the world, usually in metamorphic rocks (rocks that have been altered by pressure and heat), however green garnet, tsavorite(the rarer type), is found at more unusual rock chemistries and need special conditions in which to form.
Garnet is the birthstone for January and is also the gem for the second anniversary.
Garnets measure between 6.7 and 7.5 on Moh’s Scale, which means they are perfect for wearing every day and have a great resistance.
The term ‘Carbuncle’ comes from ancient times and was the term used to refer to red garnets (however this later became the word for all red stones). It was thought that a carbuncle was given to King Solomon by God.
Thousands of years ago, in Ancient Egypt, garnets were entombed with the pharaohs of Egypt as prized possessions.
In Ancient Rome, signet rings were carved from red garnets and used to stamp the wax that sealed important documents.
In the Middle Ages, red garnets were most notably favoured by nobility and members of the clergy.
So, now you have the facts, why not take a look at our sparkling garnet jewellery? Each piece has been set in high quality metals to suit your budget, and secured using contemporary setting techniques. We also have many garnet pieces from some of your favourite brands including PANDORA, Nomination, Daisy Jewellery and Links of London.
If you’re looking for a gift and need it as soon as possible, we offer Free Next Day Delivery on all orders over £100 or you can pay for next day for just £5.95.
As with every piece of T H Baker jewellery, you are receiving an item of quality including our 2 year guarantee. And, on all of our branded products, you will receive your item in branded packaging as well as the brands standard manufacturers guarantee.
At T H Baker, we want to insure that you are 100% happy with your purchase, which is why we have a dedicated customer service team ready to answer all of you queries and put your mind at ease.