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Garnet | January Birthstone

Overview The name ‘garnet’ comes from the Latin word ‘Granatus’ meaning seedlike, in reference to a pomegranate.  Small garnets are said to look like the bright red seeds you find inside the fruit.  Red garnets have a long history but these days you can choose from a rich palette of greens, oranges, purplish reds and even some blues.  Red is still the most common of the gems, whereas a green garnet (known as tsavorite) is much rarer.

Garnet – A Love Story

Design Story of a Garnet Engagement Ring and Disneyland by Roseanna Croft Jewellery

At the beginning of the year, I was contacted by a client who wanted to give his fiancée a garnet engagement ring for her birthday in January. They got engaged at Disneyland Paris last year and now they were in a position to give her a stunning ring to mark the commitment.

Diamond and Emerald Engagement Ring Redesign by Roseanna Croft Jewellery

Diamond and Emerald Engagement Ring Redesign Story… Last year Roseanna Croft Jewellery was recommended to a lady whose engagement ring had previously been crushed, along with it her love for it.

The Sensual Garnet by Roseanna Croft Jewellery

Garnets they can be found in almost every colour of the rainbow. From the tropical green of the Tsavorite garnet to the deep crimson of the Almandine garnet. We love the variety of colours and how you can find one to match every style. This gives them a unique personality compared to other precious gemstones. The name “Garnet” comes from the Latin word for “Garantus” meaning “seedlike”. At first this seems like an odd reference, but it is often compared to a pomegranate. The intense red of their seeds reminds you of small garnets.

Garnets For The January Babies

    Being half way through January I thought we could talk about January’s birthstone - Garnet. We find Garnet a luscious and very sexy gemstone. Garnets are found in many colours, the most common colour however, is red. In fact, the only colour garnets aren’t is blue, which is ironic as January is known as the ‘blue’ month, where spirits aren’t so high.

Fundraising and Giving Back

  I am the founder, designer and goldsmith of the luxury jewellery brand Roseanna Croft Jewellery. I’ve decided it’s time to give back to charities that have helped me and my business over the last 18 months. Without them I wouldn’t be where I am today.

Engagement at The Jewellery Studio

So, last week something pretty, amazing happened in my shop. Something that will probably never happen again and a moment I will remember forever! An engagement!

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