Rhodolite garnets should be differentiated from its darker cousins red-like almandine and pyrope. The mixture of red and violet in rhodolites is highly desirable and popular. Purple or purple-red is the most expensive and sought color for rhodolite and large clean transparent stones are uncommon and valuable. More @ www.multicolour.com and #gemstones
Garnet, known as "the Stone of Happiness," enhances your internal energies to bring forth an intense level of inner joy while increasing your presence. Garnet is also known to raise your healing power during illness.
January babies, how much do you REALLY know about your gorgeous birthstone? Symbolizing faith, truth, and constancy, Garnets take the spotlight in this month's birthstone infographic. Learn more about the January birth gem on the blog: http://blog.brilliance.com/infographic/garnet-the-january-birthstone
The Dover Saxon Ring, c.550AD. A magnificent and important Anglo Saxon Gold ring. Found in a Saxon rubbish layer near Market Street in 1972 by the CIB Archaeological Rescue Corps, during excavations for the York Street dual carriageway. The ring has a garnet stone set in a gold quatrefoil bezel and is decorated with gold wire and granulated gold. It is one of the best Saxon rings ever found in England and probably belonged to a senior member of the court of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Kent.