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January Birthdays and the Garnet
Celebrating all our January birthdays! You have the gorgeous Garnet to claim as your birthstone. The history and lore of your birthstone goes back to what is believed to be its naming in Roman times. It was called "garabatus" in Latin for seed-like referring to the seeds of the Pomegranate. Garnets were the symbols of protection for travelers and soldiers. They were even thought to protect from nightmares. The Garnet represents sincerity, loyalty, devotion, trust and friendship. The heart shaped garnet ring is a wonderful gift to combine a January Birthday gift with an early Valentine's day gift.



Garnet Cross Garnet Heart Ring


Garnet stones come in cabochon form, step cuts, checkerboard cuts, and faceted cuts. Some garnets are not cut but polished into a round shape called a cabochon. The cabochon is more appropriate for garnets that are more opaque and would not look good as cut gemstones. (First stone pictured below: checkerboard cut; s…
JEWELRY INSURANCE IS ASSURANCE. If any of your special moment jewelry was damaged, lost or stolen, how would you feel? Here are some tips to prevent issues and ...give you peace in wearing your jewelry:
- GET A CURRENT APPRAISAL (Independent appraisal companies provide written documentation with photos of your pieces that insurance companies require to give accurate insurance.)
- INSURE FOR REPLACEMENT VALUE (Whether you insure with a Rider on your Homeowner's Policy or you select one of many Jewelry Insurance products, buy appropriate coverage.)
- PROFESSIONAL JEWELRY INSPECTIONS EVERY 6 MONTHS (Just like your car needs oil regularly, your jewelry needs an inspection every 6 months to be preventative with damaged or lost stones and proper upkeep of the precious metal setting.)


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