Garnet

  • Garnets: January's Birthstone

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Full of rich color, our Sterling Silver
    Red Garnet Chandelier Earrings feature
    genuine garnet stones and beads set in solid
    sterling silver.

     

    People born in the month of January are very fortunate to have such a wonderfully diverse gemstone designated for their birth month. Garnets are deeply saturated in history and lore. It has been worn by kings and queens, knights, high priests, and regular folks too. This beautiful gemstone has adorned some very famous jewelry pieces and also used as an abrasive to smooth rough edges.

     

    The word garnet is derived from the Latin word "granum" meaning "grain". The most common color is a deep rich red color and the "grain" that it most closely resembles is the pomegranate seed. Garents are a very durable gemstone, suitable for everyday wear. They come in as a 7-7.5 on the  Moh's scale of hardness.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Designed for drama, our Sterling Silver
    Red Garnet Leaf Ring features genuine red
    garnet stones set in solid sterling silver.

     

    Garnets are found in a wide array of colors; green (tsavorite), Christmas red (anthill), bright yellow to yellowish-orange (spessertite), orange (hessontite) -- in fact it was once thought that the only color garnet could not be found in in blue. However, in the early 1990's it was discovered in in Bekily, Madagascar and has since been found in other areas as well. It occurs only very rarely.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Our Sterling Silver Red Garnet Ring features
    a radiant red garnet oval stone. Rope design edge
    is detailed and unique.

     

    Garnets have been thought to bring healing, protection and strength to stones who wear this beautiful stone. In addition, presumably thanks to it's most famous deep blood red color, it is believed to regulate the heart and blood flow. Garnet has also long been used as a symbol of friendship. In fact, according to legend, if you wear garnets they will improve your personal relationships and protect you from harm -- and that benefit DOUBLES if you are born in the month of January!

     

     

     

  • Spring has Sprung -- Must Haves for Spring


    Nature's Journey Peony Candle Holder

    Spring is finally here!!! It's been a long winter for some of you and we are sure you are happy to say, "Goodbye winter! Hello spring!" Now is the time to chase away the winter blahs with some vibrate colors and fun accessories. So dust away the cob webs, open the blinds, pour yourself a glass of ice tea and take a look at some of the fabulous items we have here at Charming Chick.

      


    Monogrammed Lime Green Umbrella

      

    The April showers that bring May flowers won't bother you --  if you are carrying one of our super stylish monogrammed umbrellas. The automatic open and close feature makes opening this umbrella a breeze.  Embroidered with a monogram in your choice of styles, adds an elegant personalized touch. These also make fantastic gifts!

     


    Polka Dot Personalized Tote

      

    Are you headed to the beach, park, soccer, or baseball game? Why not tote your stuff in style with these sassy Polka Dot Totes. They not only look amazing, they are totally practical too. Another great thing about these stylish bags is that they can be monogrammed -- gotta love that! Be sure to check out our sophisticated blue monogram Tote which is made of a waterproof fabric.

      


     Multi-Gemstone Necklace

    Add a splash of color to any outfit with this dazzling multi-gemstone necklace. Each stone is faceted so they dance and twinkle when the light hits them. This necklace is the perfect addition to any outfit. This necklace is available in several lengths and includes amethyst, garnet, citrine, blue topaz, and peridot.


    SunBling Two-Toned Oversized Sunglasses

     

    Now that the sun is starting to shine again - in many parts of the country - our SunBling Oversized Sunglasses are the perfect springtime splurge! They come in six stunning colors and at their reasonable price, there's no reason you couldn't pick up a pair or two for some variety.

    Happy Spring!!!!!!

  • Amethyst -- The Birthstone for February

    Sterling Silver Amethyst Earrings 

      

    The birthstone for February is amethyst, and it is an absolutely stunning gemstone. It is also the anniversary gemstone for the fourth and sixth years of marriage.

    With its regal color -- it is only natural that it adorns several prominent pieces of royal jewelry. Amethyst is the purple variety of quartz and is found in a range of shades including deep purple, lavender, violet, and mauve.  It is also the most valuable member of the quartz family. Amethyst is sometimes found mixed with citrine which forms the gemstone ametrine.

     

    Amethyst is a seven on the Moh's scale  of hardness; which means it is a relatively hard stone and more resistant to scratches than other semi-precious stones. However, you must keep in mind that heat, can greatly affect the color. Long exposure to sun light - or other heat sources - can have an adverse effect on it. 

    Sterling Silver Faceted Amethyst Pendant with Chain

    The history and mythology associated with amethyst, is as fascinating as the stone itself. At one time it was believed to thwart intoxication and prevent addiction -- so often times wine goblets were carved out of this dazzling gemstone. In addition to preventing the wearer from succumbing to the effects of alcohol; it also has many other remarkable properties and uses.

     

    Sterling Silver Amethyst Cuff Bangle

    Amethyst is said to protect the wearer against evil, promote bravery, protect the wearer in battle, quicken intelligence, and cure insomnia. This gemstone has also been worn to symbolize faithfulness, humility, sincerity, and spiritual wisdom. It was even thought to have healing powers.

    Sterling Silver Faceted Amethyst Ring

    If you know someone who is fortunate enough to be born in the month of February, you should give them the gift of their birthstone. At Charming Chick we have several stunning pieces of amethyst jewelry for you to choose from. Most of the stones are faceted, so they sparkle and sizzle beautifully.

    Even if a person isn't born in the month of February, these pieces make a fantastic gift! The richness of the stone, combined with .925 sterling silver is a magnificent pairing.

     

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