Ten Varieties of Garnets You Should Know

Garnets have a long and ancient history, from the beaded necklaces of Egyptian pharaohs, to the carved signet rings of Ancient Rome, to the pavé jewelry of the Victorian Era. These days, January’s birthstone is no longer only for the privileged, and it makes the perfect addition to your jewelry collection. Here are ten important…

A List of Birthstones and Their Meanings

Wearing your birthstone is a wonderful way to create a personal connection with your jewelry.  Below we’ve provided a list of birthstones for each month and their meanings… Read the full article on marketsquarejewelers.com

Rhodolite Garnet | Elizabeth’s Ring Envy

Rhodolite Garnet, Raspberry Garnet, Pink Garnet! A guide to this pink garnet gemstone! We just sold the most amazing rhodolite garnet last week and I’m missing it! It was a classic cushion cut shape set into a sleek and modern yellow gold half bezel – the perfect set up to show off the beauty of…

Demantoid Garnet, A Green Variety of January’s Birthstone

First discovered in the Ural Mountains of Russia in the 1860’s, demantoid garnet soon became a sought after gem of European aristocracy. This green gem was set in jewelry of every type, from simple Victorian rings to ornate lavalier pendants. For years it was a favored treasure, until, eventually, the mines became depleted. While this scarcity meant… Read…

Tsavorite and Demantoid Garnet: What’s the Difference?

Unearthed Mysteries Behind Green Garnet Tsavorite and demantoid garnet have many similarities. They are both from the garnet family, they are in the same color range, and they are both a 6.5-7 in hardness. So what makes these two stones so different? Species Distinction Though both tsavorite and demantoid are of the garnet family… Read the full article…