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Happy New Year! We are looking forward to a wonderful 2015! We have some exciting things in store for Maejean Vintage and can not wait to share the news with you all soon. :)

The birthstone of January and the gemstone for the Zodiac sign Aquarius is the beautiful Garnet. The origin of the word "garnet" comes from the Latin word "granatum" which means "dark red". Usually associated with a deep red color, the garnet actually comes in a wide range of colors including yellow, orange, green, red, purple, brown, and pink.

Garnet gemstones were worn and admired amongst Egyptian pharaohs and ancient Romans.

Anglo-Saxon sword hilt fitting, circa 8th Century AD. The piece contains beautiful inlaid deep red garnet gemstones.

Anglo-Saxon sword hilt fitting, circa 8th Century AD. The piece contains beautiful inlaid deep red garnet gemstones.

Garnet gemstones are also commonly found in Victorian and Art Deco era jewelry. Below our some garnet pieces currently available at Maejean Vintage.

Garnets pieces available in the shop

Garnets pieces available in the shop

Garnets pieces available in the shop

Garnets pieces available in the shop

 

Sources: 

http://www.gemselect.com/gem-info/garnet/garnet-info.php

http://www.bernardine.com/gemstones/garnet.htm