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Stunning Garnets Earrings with Special Honey Comb Cutting

by Shilpee Nagota on Aug.04, 2010, under Handmade Jewelry

Stunning Garnets Earrings with Special Honey Comb Cutting

Stunning Garnets Earrings with Special Honey Comb Cutting

  • Product name :- Garnets Earrings
  • Style of Jewelry :- Fancy Beaded Jewelery with Special Honey Comb Cutting
  • Metals used :- Metal wire
  • Settings used :- Beaded
  • Stones used :-  Garnets
  • Price :- Rs.150 (~4 USD)

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Rainbow necklaces, with handcut brass & semi precious stones

by Maura Nicholson on Jun.03, 2010, under Handmade Jewelry

Muti coloured necklace

Brass and semi precious stone necklace

These necklaces are made from handcut brass shapes they have lapis,peridot,garnet,amethyst,iolite,jade,topaz,aquamarine,gold filled and emerald beads.  You can layer them up for a very dramatic look or wear just one. I love the mix of all the different colours and I will be wearing them this summer.

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Brass, Garnet and Black Pearl Necklace

by Maura Nicholson on Feb.05, 2010, under Handmade Jewelry

Love Hurts Necklace

Brass,garnet and black pearl

This necklace is from my Love Hurts range, it is made of brass and is all handcut by my fair hands! I have used faceted garnet beads and black freshwater pearls, the pendant is a heart shape and there is a handcut brass heart hanging next to the clasp. I used longer garnet beads in the ‘chain’ of the necklace to echo the long brass pieces.

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GEMS January – Metaphysical and healing properties of Garnets

by JewelStruck on Jan.28, 2010, under GEMS

Here we go with another post on Garnets, with our Gemstone Each Month Series (GEMS) for January. We would be discussing about metaphysical and healing properties of Garnets.  If you would like to share anything on Garnets, send it asap to – only two days left for this month of Garnet to end :-)

Metaphysical Properties

  • Color – Garnets species are found in many colors including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black, pink and colorless. The rarest of these is the blue garnet, discovered in the late 1990s in Bekily, Madagascar. It is also found in parts of the United States, Russia and Turkey. It changes color from blue-green in the daylight to purple in incandescent light, as a result of the relatively high amounts of vanadium. There are some beautiful orange garnets. A green tsavorite garnet is a very rare and high-priced stone. The dazzling beauty of garnets is responsible for their widespread use as gemstones.
  • Luster – Garnet species’s light transmission properties can range from the gemstone-quality transparent specimens to the opaque varieties used for industrial purposes as abrasives. The mineral’s luster is categorized as vitreous (glass-like) or resinous (amber-like)
  • Structure – Garnets are most often found in the dodecahedral crystal habit, but are also commonly found in the trapezohedron habit. They crystallize in the cubic system, having three axes that are all of equal length and perpendicular to each other. Garnets do not show cleavage, so when they fracture under stress, sharp irregular pieces are formed.
  • Hardness – Because the chemical composition of garnet varies, the atomic bonds in some species are stronger than in others. As a result, this mineral group shows a range of hardness on the Mohs Scale of about 6.5 to 7.5. The harder species, like almandine, are often used for abrasive purposes. The hardness of garnets and their sharp fracture make them suitable as abrasives for wood, leather, glass, metals, and plastics.

Sterling Silver Garnet Brooch with a gold wash

Healing Properties

  • Garnet is supposed to be an excellent assistance for blood deficiency diseases. It stimulates bloodstream and pituitary gland, relieves rheumatism and arthritis pain.
  • It is believed that if a garnet is put under a pillow it will cure depression and impure thoughts
  • Garnet gives energy and courage. It is said to encourage robust good health and sexual desire.
  • The stone is also believed to enhance the wearer’s imagination.
  • The Garnet is known as the stone for a successful business.
  • Asiatic tribes carved garnets into bullets in the belief that their fiery color would inflict more deadly wounds.
  • They were ground into powder for the treatment of fever or jaundice. If the cure didn’t work, the apothecary was accused of using an imitation.

So that was all about metaphysical and healing properties of garnets, next we would be discussing on how to take care of garnet and garnet jewelry.

Credits: wiki, Image by: antiqueopals

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GEMS January – History behind garnet and its applications!

by JewelStruck on Jan.25, 2010, under GEMS

Here comes another post on Garnet for Gemstone Each Month Series (GEMS) – January. We would be discussing history behind Garnets and its applications these days.

Garnet are one of the world’s most ancient gems, it has been known to Man for thousands of years. Garnets are also found in jewellery from early Egyptian, Greek and Roman times. Many an early explorer and traveller liked to carry a garnet with him, for the garnet was popular as a talisman and protective stone, as it was believed to light up the night and protect its bearer from evil and disaster

14kt Yellow Gold and Rhodolite Garnet Necklace

14kt Yellow Gold and Rhodolite Garnet Necklace

Applications :-

  • From ancient times the artisans created beautiful garnet beads, bracelets and other jewelry.
  • Garnet sand is a good abrasive, and a common replacement for silica sand in sand blasting.
  • Garnets are said to have been used by Asiatic tribes in place of bullets.
  • They were especially used inlaid in gold cells in the cloisonné technique, a style often just called garnet cloisonné, found from Anglo-Saxon England, as at Sutton Hoo, to the Black Sea
  • During the latter part of the 19th century, garnet bracelets and brooches were particularly popular.
  • The Garnet group is a key mineral in interpreting the genesis of many igneous and metamorphic rocks via geothermobarometry.

So that was all about Garnets history and its application, wait for more to come on Garnets this month. If you have anything to share on Garnets, do email us at

Image credit :-  Claudette Isaacs – Jena Lee Creations,

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