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Jewel of the day: Dani Barbe Ruby, Garnet and Spinel Pendant

Dani Barbe makes delicate looking jewelry with an array of colourful stones. This piece is 14 gold plated with raw ruby, garnet and spinel stones. As she notes, it’s nice on its own or can be worn layered. The chain is gold plated and is 16 inches with a 4 inch extension. The bar measures 25mm x 3.5mm.

There are other colour combinations in this design, which sells for USD$88.

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Jewel of the day: Bohemian Garnet Locket

Happy birthday to all you January babies, whose birthstone is the garnet. This stone was used heavily in Victorian times, and can be seen in a lot of Bohemian/Czech pieces of that era.

This lovely locket from the fantastic Morning Glory Jewelry is set with with an abundance of garnets and has a glass back for a photo, lock of hair (common in the Victorian period) or other memento. It appears to be made of sterling silver. It sells for USD$598.

Bohemian garnet locket

Jewel of the day: Pia Jewellery Heart and Soul Ring

I’m grateful that silver remains an affordable metal as I often prefer it to gold or platinum. This pretty ring by the UK’s Pia Jewellery is a case in point. It’s set with three freshwater pearls, and two garnets, and has an artisanal look that belies its £30 price. Perfect when you have more flair than cash at hand.

Pia Heart and Soul Ring

 

Jewel of the day: Maha Mala Garnet Aksh Mala

This mala bead bracelet can be worn as a necklace or a bracelet. Offered by Maha Mala, it is made with wooden rudraksa beads, (see a swankier version by Carlos Souza here) garnets and tourmaline, with a red silk tassel. It is strung on elastic.

Made of seeds from rudraksa (or rudraksha) trees, these beads are believed by Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists to offer enlightenment and various forms of protection.

This one sells for USD $49.

Maha Mala Garnet Aksh Mala

Jewel of the day: Roberto Coin Gecko Pendant

In real life, gecko lizards probably aren’t exactly charming. But you know, anthropomorphizing them in commercials has made them seem like cute little critters.

If you like your reptiles a little more abstract and a lot sparklier, then this Roberto Coin iteration is probably right up your alley. Set in 18k white gold, it is studded with green (aka demantoid) garnets and diamonds. And described on Coin’s site as “an ironic jewel, symbol of goodness and good fortune.” Not sure where the irony is but this will set you back € 1.865. OK, maybe the irony is that a real gecko will only cost you Cdn $49 and it’s on sale no less. But it would look kind of creepy worn around your neck. Plus you don’t have to clean up after the jewelled version.

Roberto Coin gekko pendant

Jewel of the day: Antique Garnet and Diamond-Set Bangle

Offered by London-based jewellery dealer Humphrey Butler, although this piece epitomizes Victorian style, it is also strangely contemporary. It looks like a lot of the silver jewellery made by David Yurman and others who design in a similar vein, with its heavy twisted rope body, and diamond set finials.

The site describes the piece this way: antique garnet and diamond-set bangle, the twisted hinged bangle of crossover design set at each terminal with a pear-shaped cabochon garnet with rose-cut diamond detail.

Although the gold content is not specified, it has the buttery look of high karat, at least 18k, I would think. The matte finish in the photograph looks like the gold might be bloomed, or that could just be a profile softened by age. Which happens to the best of us.

Price available upon request.

Humphrey Butler antique bangle

Jewel of the day: Cher Dior Fascinante Emeraude Ring

This ring, part of the Cher Dior collection and named Fascinante Emeraude, is pretty much an  undoubtedly expensive party on your hand. The pastels and profusion of different stones would not be out of place in an Easter parade – a very colourful one.

Made in 18K yellow gold, the ring is set with diamonds, emeralds, yellow sapphires, pink sapphires, Paraiba tourmalines, demantoid garnets, spessartite garnets, purple sapphires, rubies and sapphires. It’s part of the Cher Dior collection, which features the same colourway across multiple designs, with different coloured stones providing shade theme.

Cher Dior ring

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