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Garnet Jewelry

For those that appreciate the spiritual power of gemstones, garnet is fitting for you, boasting a wealth of different healing properties. Perhaps the strongest virtue of garnet is its ability to help ease symptoms of depression. The stone revitalizes, purifies and balances energy, and brings serenity as needed. Garnet promotes self-confidence and allows one’s inner spirit to radiate and flourish. Garnet also has a calming effect that brings courage and hope when it seems like there is none left. If you’re experiencing a difficult time in your life, perhaps it’s time for some garnet jewelry!

At a brief glance, garnet gemstones can easily be confused for ruby. Both are a beautiful red color; however, the two gemstones have some key differences that are important to spot before you buy. Rubies are harder, are a much more brilliant red, and are more expensive—you don’t want to pay the price for a ruby but end up with a garnet. When shopping for garnet jewelry, it is important to pay close attention to the color so it is not confused for a ruby. If you’ve found a red gemstone with undertones of orange or other earthy tones, it is a garnet. Another way to tell if the gemstone you’ve come across is a garnet is to examine the way it reflects light. Hold the stone up to a bright light source and move it around until you are able to see reflections of other colors. If there are yellow and green bands, the stone in question is a garnet, not a ruby. Of course, the most accurate way to be sure if your garnet jewelry is authentic is to ask your local jeweler. Here at Leo Hamel's, we’re happy to help examine a gemstone so you can be one hundred percent certain what kind of stone you have. Garnet jewelry is probably the trickiest to shop for, not just because it has a similar shade to rubies, but because it’s available in a variety of colors, too—and each with its own unique meaning.

Types of Garnet

  • Pyrope Garnet- The fieriest of the garnet, pyrope restores the will to live when life has hit an all-time low. It helps relieve anxiety, promote composure, and dissipate uneasiness.
  • Spessartine- The orange colored garnet, spessartine, boosts fertility and libido. It also encourages one to be more spontaneous, impulsive, and intuitive, alleviating the fear of failure.
  • This color of garnet is available in yellow and yellowish green. Andradite brings emotional strength, stability and balance, and promotes self-esteem in those who rely too much on the approval of others.
Garnet is the birthstone for January as well as the traditional gift for 2nd wedding anniversaries. Our collection of glittering garnet jewelry includes a rich palette of colors including deep reds, fiery oranges, flashy greens, and vibrant purples. Browse our selection for the best cut and color for your vibrant style. Click here for driving directions, phone numbers, and hours of operation. NO APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARY!
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