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Gorgeous Gemstones

Zuzu offers a wide range of jewellery featuring a variety of beautiful semi-precious gemstones. From threader earrings and bracelets to stacking rings and necklaces, our products not only look exquisite but they also have a story to tell. 

Garnet is the birthstone of January and the Aquarius starsign (Jan 20th - Feb 18th). If you're ever short on gift ideas, Garnet is the gemstone that celebrates the second anniversary of marriage.

Garnet can come in a variety of colours such as green, yellow, orange and purple but it is most commonly associated with a deep/dark red colour.

Garnet derives from the Latin word 'Garnanatus' which means 'seed-like' and refers to the pomegranate. This is because small pieces of Garnet resemble pomegranate seeds.

History of Garnet

  • During Egyptian times Garnet jewellery was often placed in Pharaohs tombs to be fully enjoyed in the afterlife.
  • Plato (Athenian Philosopher) had his portrait engraved on a Garnet by a Roman engraver.
  • In Medieval times it was believed that Garnet cured depression and protected against bad dreams.
  • Garnet was a highly popular use for jewellery during the Victorian period.
  • Christian tradition considers deep red, almost blood-like garnet a symbol of Christ's sacrifice.

Spiritual attributes

  • There is a strong belief that Garnet has powerful attributes towards both mental and physical health.
  • It is believed the Garnet gemstone has the ability to reduce toxins and help heal various bodily problems.
  • Garnet is a good stone to have in a crisis, especially when you feel stuck in a rut or down on your luck.
  • It reinvirgorates you if you've had a period of negativity and helps you fight your fears. 
  • Garnet strengthens your survival instinct and helps you see a way out of a bad situation.
  • The stone helps you when you need a bit of motivation.
  • It also prevents anger and frustration and helps sooth your anger by instead inspiring inner confidence and self belief.

As you can see pictured above we have two examples of our many beautiful Garnet gemstone products.  Firstly, there is our stunning Gold Vermeil Garnet and Pearl Tie Long Necklace priced at a brilliant £32.99.
The second picture features our Hera Gold Vermeil Garnet Stacking Ring costing an amazing £11.50.
At those prices it would be silly not to indulge. Follow the links above and start shopping today! 

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