Red Round Garnet Earrings Hammered Sterling Silver
Faceted red garnets with hammered oxidized silver frame on french wires. Garnet center stone is 6.5mm. Earrings hang approximately 29.5mm. .925 sterling silver. ABOUT GARNET - Since the Victorian era, garnets have been a symbol of passionate love and enduring strength. Wherever they are included, the garnet's passionate, powerful message will be at the heart of the design. In the Middle East, it was said that Noah guided the ark by the light of a garnet lantern during the rain and darkness of the deluge. Garnet has long been considered insurance for travelers against misfortune and was worn by the crusaders as an aid to safely find their way home. In the 18th and 19th centuries, it was even used as a guard against vampires in Eastern Europe. An extension of that idea is to use it to ward off bad dreams. Garnets are also known as the "love stone," a stone of passion and courage.