Monday, January 10, 2011

Vintage Jewelry in January's Stone - Garnet Red

Antique Garnet Rose Cut Brooch
by MetroRetroVintage
With it's deep red color, January's birthstone of Garnet is believed to protect travelers, easing their journey and providing them w/a safe and speedy return home. Despite it being the stone of a cold month, Garnet's stunning color is also symbolize of love, friendship, and warmth.

Garnet is also known to be associated w/several legends, including on where it is said that Noah used Garnet on his Ark to provide light during the storms. Garnet is also associated w/the Greek Myth of Hades and Persephone, where Hades is said to have given Persephone a gift of pomegranate seeds, the color of Garnet, which would ensure her return to him each season during the winter months.

Sterling Marcasite Garnet Ring
by PurpleDaisyJewelry

The Vintage Jewelry Sellers on Etsy (VJSE) team offers a wide range of jewelry in Garnet to celebrate a birthday, your significant other, or loved-ones who may be traveling.

Please review our list of Vintage Garnet Jewelry for a wide selection.

Or browse our Garnet Treasuries for some great examples of this fabulous jewelry.

Vintage Modernist Ring
by TheJewelryChain

Vintage Rhinestone Brooch
by VictorianSentiments
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