Spotlight on January’s Birthstone: Facets of Garnet

Garnet is a durable gemstone that comes in a surprising spectrum of colors. With an average Moh’s scale rating of 7, garnet is tough stuff and is suitable for most jewelry that can be worn every day. Red garnet was very popular in ancient Rome, and many gold pieces with garnet have survived to this day. But garnet comes in a wide range of colors, not just red. Browse our selection of garnet jewelry and gain an appreciation of this exciting gem. From the hot pinks of rhodolite to the soothing green of tsavorite, Fortunoff has the birthstone for January.

Luscious cushion cut garnet drop earrings have checkerboard facets and a deep red hue:

Cushion Shape Garnet Drop Earrings, Sterling Silver and 18K Yellow Gold

Cushion Shape Garnet Drop Earrings, Sterling Silver and 18K Yellow Gold, $295

Expect green gemstones to rise in popularity throughout 2013. Start the New Year with the new look of green garnet. This tsavorite flexible bracelet combines the stylish bangle look with the fitting ease of a cuff:

Tsavorite (Green Garnet) Cuff Style Bangle Bracelet, 18K Yellow Gold

Tsavorite (Green Garnet) Cuff Style Bangle Bracelet, 18K Yellow Gold, $1,395

Rhodolite garnet is desirable for its hot pink hue. These open teardrop earrings deliver a big look at a great price:

Rhodolite Garnet Drop Earring, Amethyst Accents, 14K Yellow Gold

Rhodolite Garnet Drop Earring, Amethyst Accents, 14K Yellow Gold, $275

India and Australia are the world’s main suppliers of this special gemstone, giving garnet an exotic appeal. Do you have someone special that was born in January? Treat your loved one or yourself to garnet jewelry from Fortunoff and enjoy prices that make sense.

2 Replies to Spotlight on January’s Birthstone: Facets of Garnet

  1. Lori says:

    I had a 14k yellow gold cushion garnet ring with 3 tiny diamonds in either side. The ring was a bit raised. I believe I paid $275 in 1996 for it from Fortunoffs online. It got stolen some years later. I have been searching for another. Do you know where I may be able to find a ring like this? Thank you

    • Esther says:

      Hi, Lori. Thanks for dropping us a note. We’re happy to assist you and already have an idea or two. Any chance you could dig up a photo or perhaps sketch something that will help us in our search? If you’ll email us at service@fortunoffjewelry.com with any additional info, we’ll do some research and get back right back to you. Prefer to talk by phone? You may reach us at 1-800-636-7886. Thank you!

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