Mosaic earrings of faceted labradorite surrounded by garnet in a magnificent array of hand hammered brass, gold, silver, and diamond. Each brass piece is knotted on silk, while the dangles of gold and diamond bring out a rich, uncanny beauty.
In January's birthstone collection, garnet is said to offer protection during travel, attributed with the power of protecting wearers from nightmares and snakebites, and are also thought to provide guidance in the dark.
The use of red garnet dates back thousands of years, when it was used by Egyptian pharaohs for both decorative and ceremonial purposes. The ancient Romans also wore garnet rings and traded garnet gemstones.
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