Inspired by the sun, I created this statement pendant around a Mozambique Garnet.
The round faceted gem measures 8 mm and the size of the complete pendant is 56 x 28.
This item is handmade and comes in a beautiful gift box.
Mohs scale hardness: 6.5 – 7.5
The name Garnet comes from the the Latin word “garanatus,” meaning “seed like,” in reference to a pomegranate.
Garnet species are found all over the world and are commonly known to be red, but it actually comes in many colours including orange, yellow, green, brown and black.
Garnets were used in burial jewelry and carved signet rings to proclaim royalty during the Bronze Age (300 BC). In the Middle Ages, garnet was commonly believed to guard against poison. Royals would often drop a garnet gemstone into a glass of wine to ensure they were not poisoned to death.
Healers call it the “Stone of Health.” Garnet removes and transforms negative energies to strengthen and heal the body and mind.
Garnet is the birthstone for January and the stone that celebrates the 2nd anniversary of marriage.