Happy National Pink Day!

June 23rd is National Pink Day, a day where everyone should be basking in pink splendor! Especially all you girly girls out there, as we all know, pink is the best colour.

Men can participate too, we all know there’s a secret pink tie or pair of socks nestled at the back of your wardrobe!

This year celebrate National Pink Day by wearing pink clothes, pink make up, and definitely by pink jewelry!

Here we have found some of our favourite celebrities wearing pink, and paired them with some of our favourite pink jewellery!

1. Gweneth Paltrow

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The 41-year-old looked stunning as she arrived at the Golden Camera Awards  in Berlin, Germany in February. Showing off her hard earned figure, she wore a long pink sequined dress which clung to her curves in all the right places. Lets be honest, she looks incredible.

To go with pink sequins, a simple pink sapphire necklace looks exquisite, and perfectly compliments the dress without overpowering it.

Alternatively, you could go with a plain diamond choker, which will also look incredible, but perhaps save that for a day that’s not about being pink!

2. Jennifer Lawrence

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You don’t have to be a girly girl to wear pink! Jennifer Lawrence, renowned tomboy, is pictured here on the night she won her first Oscar at the Academy Awards wearing a light pink Dior Haute Couture gown.

To go with a dress this bright, a diamond and pink sapphire bracelet would go beautifully. Simple, it’ll compliment the dress and keep it classy.

With a bright outfit like this, you have to be careful that your accessories don’t overpower the outfit. A small diamond and pink sapphire ring would also work.

3. Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift looked dashing at the Golden Globes this year in a dress by Carolina Herrera! The country singer has made a habit of wearing high-octane dresses on the red carpet, like this pink and black strapless gown.

A strapless dress is asking for a pair of earrings to go with it. It’s always better to leave the neck clear, to really emphasise the chest and shoulders.

If you don’t want to wear hoops, you could try a pair of long drop earrings. These ones would be perfect to add a little elegance to a dress.

4. Victoria Beckham

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Fashion designer and style icon Victoria Beckham wears pink for every day activities such as shopping! If it’s good enough for posh spice…

Wear her dress with a pink saphire ring to add a slice of glamour to an otherwise casual outfit.

Alternatively you can wear a small pair of diamonds stud earrings. If you’re going to be unfaithful to pink sapphire, diamonds are definitely the way to go!

 

To find out a little more about National Pink Day, look here: http://www.cute-calendar.com/event/national-pink-day/14413.html

What pink item will you be wearing? Tweet us @diamondstoreuk

Burberry’s A/W 2014 Campaign

Today we can’t ignore Burberry’s divine A/W 2014 campaign! Shot by the legendary Mario Testino, the campaign features best buds Cara Delevigne and Suki Waterhouse, working together for the first time! The girls are joined by Malaika Firth, a rising model star, and three male models, Callum Ball, Tarun Nijjer and Oli Green (who are all pretty droolworthy).

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Here we not only swoon over the collection, but have handpicked some of our key pieces which we think Burberry need to know about!

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To go with the purple and blue autumnal tones of Burberry’s A/W collection, we have picked this stunning amethyst ring. It might be a simple design, but that’s what makes it versatile, and you will see similar rings on the fingers of many fashionistas this autumn.

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The incomparable design of this diamond heart pendant makes it a real one-off as the diamonds are baguette cut, adding further interest to this unique design. It is perfect to spice up the classic Burberry trenchcoat, a staple that has seen many years of success.

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Set with a mixture of fashionable black diamonds and sparkling white diamonds, an infinity link bracelet is incredibly “in” right now. It would go perfectly under Burberry’s woolly jacket this winter!

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To keep up with Burberry’s autumnal floral prints, a pair of earrings with a pink stone will keep things colourful. These gorgeous earrings feature unique pink sapphires which sparkle sublimely in circles of diamonds, and add a modern twist to a classic cut.

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Similarly to the amethyst ring, a tanzanite ring is also the perfect compliment to the autumnal floral prints that Burberry have produced this year. When you’re wearing this ring you won’t want to cover your hands with gloves!

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This custom pear shaped diamond necklace is another classic that goes beautifully with the English Burberry trench. Trust us, you won’t want to cover it with your scarf. Wear on its own, or with a pair of diamond studs for a truly elegant look.

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To watch a video about Burberry’s A/w 2014 campaign, click here: http://www.highfashionmagazine.com/covers-spreads/burberry-reclaims-cara-delevingne-suki-waterhouse-aw-2014-44654

 

Diamonds: The Perfect Compromise

It feels like just last week that we were listening to our other halves cursing furiously at the television as England got knocked out of the last world cup, but here we are again. What’s felt like a couple of weeks has in fact been four years. Hard to believe I know.

But this year, we have come up with the perfect solution. Accept that your evenings for the next few weeks are going to be taken up with Football games, and relinquish the remote in exchange for diamonds. Because that seems like a fair compromise, right?

We’ve compiled our top picks for you to covet over these excruciating few weeks.

 

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Rayban 2-Tone Wayfairer Sunglasses  £130

Rayban 2-Tone Wayfairer Sunglasses
£130

For a summery look, wear these diamond earrings during the day with a pair of Rayban Wayfairers. To swap to an evening look, all you have to do is take the sunglasses off!

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Whistles Plain Lightweight Scarf in Pale Blue  £40

Whistles Plain Lightweight Scarf in Pale Blue
£40

Match your accessories and pair our blue topaz ring with this pale blue scarf from Whistles. The scarf is perfect for those summer days that are cooler than we’d like, and the ring is just perfect.

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Zara Top With Straps At The Back  £29.99

Zara Top With Straps At The Back
£29.99

These amethyst earrings will go beautifully with a similarly coloured top. Try this one from Zara, it’s a steal!

4.

Kooples Slippers in Faux Python Embossed Leather £136.50

Kooples Slippers in Faux Python Embossed Leather
£136.50

The quality of these diamond studs make them sparkle in the light, and their size makes them perfect for wearing both day and night. Keep a simple pair of diamond studs casual with these faux python slippers from the Kooples.

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Massimo Dutti Gathered Khaki Dress  £79.95

Massimo Dutti Gathered Khaki Dress
£79.95

For those with an eye for colour and a love of vintage glamour, this ring is a must have. The yellow of the Peridot, the orange of the Citrine and the brown of the Smoky Quartz blend perfectly together to create a beautiful autumnal look. Pair with a khaki dress like this one from Massimo Dutti to keep it summery!

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Warehouse Zip Front Long Tunic  £28

Warehouse Zip Front Long Tunic
£28

This rose gold and diamond pendant adds a touch of elegance to any outfit and if you’re looking for a full set, matching rose gold and diamond earrings are also available. To all those who haven’t been on holiday yet and are lacking a tan, wear it with something pink to emphasise that English rose complexion. Try this long top from Warehouse.

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Whistles Lulu All In One Jumpsuit  £295

Whistles Lulu All In One Jumpsuit
£295

This statement necklace will add a touch of glamour to any outfit! Wear it with something simple and black to make it really stand out.

8.

Rag & Bone Classic Racer Sweatshirt $325

Rag & Bone Classic Racer Sweatshirt $325

These glamorous garnet earrings are the perfect thing to spice up a casual monochrome outfit. Paired with this jumper from Rag & Bone you will look comfy yet stylish.

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Massimo Dutti Pink Herringbone Blazer  £125

Massimo Dutti Pink Herringbone Blazer
£125

Rubies are so dark and rich that they look amazing when worn with paler colours. Try this pink herringbone blazer from Massimo Dutti for a summer feel.

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Zara High Waisted Jeans  £25.99

Zara High Waisted Jeans
£25.99

Sapphires and diamonds are an undeniably elegant combination. and if you like delicate, ornate jewelry  then we’re confident you’ll love this pendant. Try wearing it with a pair of simple black jeans, like these Zara ones. You don’t have to break the bank to look classy!

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Reiss Fluxy Knit Bodycon Dress  £195

Reiss Fluxy Knit Bodycon Dress
£195

This necklace is so simple yet so beautiful we think it’ll look great with a high necked dress, like this bodycon one from Reiss. It’ll add a touch of elegance without being overpowering.

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FCUK Belle Garden Pencil Skirt  £69

FCUK Belle Garden Pencil Skirt
£69

Made with stunning gems which when put together spell the word dearest (Diamond, Emerald, Amethsyt, Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire and Tourmaline), each stone has a meaning. Pair it with a floral print during the summer for a colourful look. Why not try this pencil skirt from FCUK?

 

For more beautiful jewelry to get your partner to bribe you with, check out our pinterest page!

Top 12 Wedding Dresses for Under £1000

While we focused on the bridesmaids in Tuesdays blog post, we think that today it is time to focus on the most important person in the wedding – the bride!

Here we have compiled a list of our top 12 wedding dresses for under £1000! Some of these dresses are just fabulous, so take note!

And as we all know, the best part of buying a dress is finding the right jewelry to match, so we took the liberty of helping you out with that too!

1. Grace from BHS, £220

1. Grace from BHS, £220

 

 

Reminiscent of the Alexander McQueen gown donned by the Dutchess of Cambridge at the royal wedding, this beautiful wedding dress is timeless!

Given the simple nature of this studded cross necklace, it would be perfect to wear with an intricate dress, especially if it has long sleeves.

2. I Got You Babe from Kitty & Dulce, £325

2. I Got You Babe from Kitty & Dulce, £325

 

This classic and cute dress would be perfect for a vintage-style wedding. If you are on a budget, shorter dresses are a good option as they are often significantly cheaper.

 

A pair of diamond cluster earrings are the perfect accessory to set off a high necked dress, especially if the bride is wearing her hair up.

3. #I105 from Alexia Ivory, £400

3. #I105 from Alexia Ivory, £400

 

Available in a pale pink colour, this dress is great for all those girly-girl brides out there who want to embrace their inner princess! In addition, the sweetheart bodice and the full skirt are slimming.

 

This bangle could be one of our favourite pieces of jewellery. Ever. Made for delecate wrists, this bangle will be the envy of all your friends who didn’t find it in time for their weddings.

4. Oceana from Romantica of Devon, £599

4. Oceana from Romantica of Devon, £599

 

With it’s intricate detailing and its billowy lightweight skirt, this vintage-inspired dress is perfect for brides getting married in a hot country (especially by the sea)!

 

Add a splash of colour to your outfit with coloured stones. This sapphire bracelet does this subtly, and goes well with a dress that’s got embellished detailing.

5. 5506 from Tia by Benjamin Roberts, £685

5. 5506 from Tia by Benjamin Roberts, £685

 

Cut in feather-light fabrics, the tailoring of this gown is sleek and sexy. The drapes and folds of the neckline draws the attention up to your face, so make sure you’re also wearing a smile!

Compliment this cowl neck with a diamond drop pendant.

6. Bermuda from Perfection Bridal, £695

6. Bermuda from Perfection Bridal, £695

 

For those of you that want a touch of Hollywood glamour, the glittering crystal detailing across the chest makes this dress perfect for you. Plus the ruched waist is very flattering, and will give the illusion of an hourglass figure, whether you have one naturally or not!

Continue your glamorous look with a pair of chunky diamond studs. Without being too flashy, they frame your face and make you dazzle!

7. Ellis from Monsoon, £699

7. Ellis from Monsoon, £699

 

This vintage sheath gown has embroidered sequin and bead detailing to create a striking shimmer effect.

A simple diamond necklace is timeless, and will compliment a beaded dress whether it’s vintage or contemporary.

8. W400 from Alexia, £717

8. W400 from Alexia, £717

 

Create a little drama with this show stopping A-line dress! The skirt will look fantastic sweeping across the dance floor, and the off the shoulder straps and the ruched bodice make the dress perfect for curvier brides.

This flawless diamond bracelet would actually look great with any outfit, but we think it adds a touch of classic Hepburn-esque style to this dress.

9. Hermione from Phase Eight, £750

9. Hermione from Phase Eight, £750

The length and laciness of this dress gives it a roaring twenties vibe, making it an inspired choice for an Art Deco wedding!

A long pendant adds to the glamour of any flowing dress, and sticks to the twenties theme nicely.

10. #F161051 from Jasmine Bridal, £890

10. #F161051 from Jasmine Bridal, £890This strapless gown illustrates perfectly why less can be more. The simple mermaid gown was made to flatter your figure with its sweetheart neckline, and the lace sash adds a subtle sparkle.

Keep your neckline clear with a simple dress and opt for a statement bangle instead. This one is incredibly beautiful, and will draw attention to your wrist without drawing attention away from your dress.

11. 2517 from Benjamin Roberts, £985

11. 2517 from Benjamin Roberts, £985

 

With sleeves on wedding dresses being so hot right now, this gown is beautiful as well as fashion forward. Sleeved dresses are perfect for brides who are a little self concious of their arms, or holding the ceremony in a religious venue.

A pair of square diamond studs are perhaps not as traditional as round studs, but they are equally beautiful, and look amazing on a bride with her hair up.

12. Ramona from Maggie Sottero, £999

12. Ramona from Maggie Sottero, £999

 

Grazing the boundaries of our price limit, the 3D floral detailing on the hip makes this dress perfect for an outdoor summer garden wedding! The exceptional cut and tailoring means that this dress is guaranteed to look amazing on you.

Wear a little colour to a summer wedding. With a subtle bracelet like this one, you can’t go wrong!

 

If you’re thinking about having a destination wedding, but can’t pick where you want to go, have a look here: http://www.hitched.co.uk/wedding-planning/organising-and-planning/top-10-destinations-for-weddings-abroad_381.htm

 

Bridesmaids: The Ultimate Jewellery Collection

It’s that time of year again – wedding season!

 

With the wedding dress being top priority, it is a rather tricky to find bridesmaid dresses which look great and fit the shapes and sizes of each bride, and of course, we would hate to upstage the bride. Therefore the hunt can be tedious. Fear not, we have compiled a list of our top ten, and the perfect diamond accessories to go with them. Whether you want to buy high street or high end, we’ve covered it all!

 

1. Karen Millen

Karen Millen £275

 

This Karen Millen number(£275) is the perfect bridesmaids dress for a spring wedding. The pastel colour is neutral and will compliment the cream brides! And we’ve got just the necklace to go with it.

Our intricate diamond necklace adds a little something special to any plain high necked dress.

2. Whistles

2. whistles £175

 

We love this lacy Whistles ensemble(£175)! It screams roaring twenties, so if you’re having a themed wedding this would be perfect for you.

This tanzenite bracelet adds a little colour to the outfit without being too obvious. It would go well with a matching pair of tanzanite studs for a simple yet elegant look!

3. Asos

3. asos £38

If you want something more on a budget for the bridesmaids, this Asos dress (£38) is definitely the way to go. Who would know it costs under £50!

And with the money you save on the dress, you can get these incredible teardrop diamond earrings! They would stand out out perfectly with a swept back updo.

4. Monsoon

4. monsoon £109

A lilac dress like this one from Monsoon (£109) is ideal for a summery wedding. The top layer also makes the dress flattering, perfect for if your bridesmaids all have very different shapes.

Not to mention how we have found the perfect tanzantite and pearl earrings to match!

5. John Lewis

5. john lewis £180

If the bride is wearing white, having the bridesmaids wear cream dresses can make the brides dress stand out. This dress from John Lewis (£180) is exactly the kind of thing we’re talking about.

These diamond cluster earrings are simple but classic, and would actually look great with any dress, especially if it comes below the knee!

6. Phase Eight

6. phase eight £150

This dress from Phase Eight (£150) is an amazing pastelclolour, and the cut is classic and classy. Wear with a bun or a ponytail for the best results.

Not to mention our sapphire ring which brings out the colour in the dress.

7. BHS

7. BHS £180

 

A pale blue dress makes a nice change for a bridesmaids dress. It isn’t overly girly while still being feminine with the strapless cut.

A diamond pendant is the ideal necklace to wear with a strapless dress, and looks delicate and dainty.

8. Coast

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A long strapless dress such as this one from Coast (£350) would be ideal for bottom heavy bridesmaids.

This white gold bangle is the perfect accessory for any bridesmaid, and can be worn for years to come. Ask the bride to treat you perhaps?

9. Hobbs

9. hobbs £169

 

This pink Hobbs dress (£169) is beautiful for an evening ceremony, it goes well with dusky tones and adds some colour to the party.

Our pink sappire bracelet is the obvious choice to go with any pink bridesmaid dress (or regular dress)!

10. Ted Baker

10. ted baker £999

 

The final dress of our top ten is this STUNNING dress from Ted Baker (£999).

Our diamond cluster earrings are the perfect addition, and will emphasise the beauty of this dress without overpowering it.

 

If you’re looking for more wedding inspiration, there’s an exhibition on at the V & A museum of a history of wedding dresses 1775-2014! For more information look here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/wedding-dress-1775-2014/

 

The Pearl

“Who comes with summer to this earth
And owes to June her hour of birth
A pearl should wear against her skin
Who’s innocence many a heart shall win.”

For those of you lucky enough to be born in June, your birthstone represents loyalty, faithfulness and friendship. The pearl is the oldest gemstone, and for a long time it was considered the most valuable.

If you know someone born in June, why not get them a the gift of one of our pearl pieces? Here are our top 5 available at the moment:

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This pearl necklace is a classic staple that every woman must have in her wardrobe. It goes with anything from a jumper and a pair of chinos to a ball gown. It’s one of the best investments you will ever make.

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Add an extra something special to your pearl collection with this pearl and sapphire ring. Dress up your fingers this summer with this flowery ring!

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With loud patterns rising with summer, don’t let your ears go bare. These flower earrings would compliment any floral print.

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This beautiful pendant is perfect to wear with a long jumper or a long dress, and is super glamorous.

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Last but not least, this incredible ring would make a lovely eternity ring for any partner, and looks elegant on the finger no matter what you’re wearing.

Celebrities Pearls

Above are a few of our favourite celebs rocking their pearls!

Do you have a favourite piece of jewellery that is made with pearls? Tweet us your photo to @DiamondStoreUK!

40 Years of Victoria Beckham

From rising to fame as Posh Spice, to WAG of David Beckham, to innovative fashion designer and style icon, Victoria Beckham has become an idol and an inspiration to many. Having just celebrated her 40th birthday, we thought this would be the perfect excuse to dedicate a whole post to her. We have seen her style transform from the 1990s and my-oh-my, has it changed!

This week, our team has hand picked some of Posh’s best outfits throughout the years and chosen some Diamond Store jewellery to complement the trends.

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Silver Diamond Set 0.57CT Tennis Bracelet. £299.00

Silver Diamond Set 0.57CT Tennis Bracelet. £299.00

Posh Spice looking rather glam (and super young!) in her bronze mini dress. If you are wearing a bronze coloured dress to a special occasion or event, a simple diamond bracelet will perfectly complement it.

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Amethyst 3.49CT & Diamond 9K White Gold Earrings £309.00

Amethyst 3.49CT & Diamond 9K White Gold Earrings £309.00

Our favourite colour match is purple and green. Especially when you have a pair of amethyst earrings like these!

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Emerald 6x4mm & Diamond 18K Yellow Gold Earrings £755.00

Emerald 6x4mm & Diamond 18K Yellow Gold Earrings £755.00

With a patterened outfit, you don’t want to be wearing too much statement jewellery, so a pair of simple diamond and coloured stone earrings works fabulously. Dainty does it!

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9K White Gold Diamond Full Eternity Ring 1.00CT £659.00

9K White Gold Diamond Full Eternity Ring 1.00CT £659.00

Pink is always a great colour for summer, and looks gorgeous on all skin tones. If you want to add a bit of sparkle to a little pink dress or dress it up slightly, add a delicate diamond eternity ring – very chic.

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Sapphire 0.34CT & Diamond 9K White Gold Ring £165.00

Sapphire 0.34CT & Diamond 9K White Gold Ring £165.00

The summer season couldn’t be more of a perfect time to get out the sapphires. Dark stones always catch the sunlight and make an outstanding statement piece.

Which is your favourite look of Victoria Beckham’s? We always love to hear your feedback! Tweet us at @DiamondStoreUK and let us know.

To read more about Posh’s big 40th birthday, read Hello! Magazine’s article with all of the inside information and gossip:

http://www.hellomagazine.com/celebrities/2014041818280/victoria-beckham-birthday-celebrations/

 

 

 

Celebrating December’s Birthstone – Tanzanite

Celebrating December’s Birthstone – Tanzanite

We’re dedicating this blog post to December’s Birthstone, Tanzanite. Although many believed that Tanzanite shares this month with both Turquoise and Zircon, we thought we would give Tanzanite the much-needed exposure it deserves.

No history or lore was needed for tanzanite to become one of the most popular gemstones in the world.   It was discovered in 1967 and  was once marketed as a sapphire alternative.  Its color spectrum ranges from bluish violet to purple and this colour spectrum makes the stone so unique and wonderful. Tanzanite is an extraordinary gemstone. It occurs in only one place worldwide, Tanzania.

Tanzanite Fun Facts

  • It is named after the East African state of Tanzania, the only place in the world where it has been found.
  • Member of the zoisite family
  • Marketed originally by Tiffany & Co in 1968
  • Mined in one place only: Tanzania
  • In 2002, tanzanite became an alternate December birthstone
  • Most tanzanite comes out of the ground a creme soda brown and routinely heated to get the trademark blueish violet.
  • Exhibits trichroism (can exhibit three different colors depending on the orientation of the crystal to the viewer)
  • Has been a popular “push present” for parents of new babies which probably led to its recent link with fertility

Showcasing January’s birthstone, Garnet

Showcasing January’s birthstone, Garnet

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The name garnet is derived from the Greek work ‘granatum’ which means ‘pomegranate seed’ reflecting the shape and colour of the crystal. Mythology associates the garnet with a number of meanings; purity, truth, faithfulness and friendship.

Poem

By her who is the month war born

No gem save garnets  shall be worn

They will ensure her constancy

True friendship and fidelity

Garnet Fun Facts

Garnets are given as gifts for the 2nd year of marriage,

Did you know that garnets come in a vast range of natural colors and shades including pink, red, purple, orange, yellow, violet, green, black, brown and many shades of red and green.

The colour is mainly determined and caused by the gem’s selective absorption of certain wavelengths of light called the body color.

Garnet is a natural abrasive, it is used in sandpaper and in particular sandpaper used in woodworking.  In 1878 garnet coated sandpaper was first produced by Henry Hudson Barton!

Garnet has long been thought to have healing powers, credited with improving every sort of ill health from heart palpitations to heart disease.

The colors of the garnet gem consist of three components, the hue, tone and saturation:

  • The Hue which gives the first impression of the color
  • The Tone which relates to the the lightness or darkness of the color of the garnet ranging from light to medium to dark
  • The saturation which relates to the intensity of the garnet’s color, which is measured from dull to strong to vivid

Browse our garnet collection: