Garnet Facts

Garnet colors

GARNET:JANUARY

The word garnet is derived from the Latin word granatus meaning “grain” or “seed”. Legend says that Noah hung a large garnet in the ark for illumination. It is believed that the garnet gives the wearer guidance in the night and protection from nightmares. According to the ancient Egyptians, it is an anecdote for snakes bites and food poisoning. Garnet jewelry has been dated all the way back to the bronze age. Anyone who is subject to depression should carry a garnet with them as it encourages joy, willpower and hope while its beautiful fiery red color drives away tiredness and stimulates the imagination.

Raising The Bar

barIt has many names – trapeze, column, bar, matchstick, line drop; it has many admirers – Drew Barrymore, Blake Lively, Rihanna, and Jessica Alba – just to name a few; and it’s hotter than liquid gold in the metal room. It’s the bar necklace. And we can’t get enough.

 

bar2Consider it a step up from ID tags. The delicate, yet statement motif can be kept classically plain, engraved for a personal touch, or bejeweled for mega effect. It can be worn with any outfit, for any occasion – going from red-carpet-ready to weekly-grocery- store-trek without much effort.

The bar necklace is in line with a lot of other popular trends like layering, minimalism, and the geometric look. It’s a trending item that can work for a variety of customers and price points.”

– Lauren Garvey, Diamond & Gem Product Manager

Now, let’s talk options – a girl’s gotta have ’em right? And while you may think there isn’t much you can do to spice up a straight line, we’d be happy to prove you wrong.

Traditional
While the classic horizontal, straight bar looks fantastic by itself, you could add a diamond, gemstone, or even engraving to make the look your own.

14kt Rose 1/10 CTW Diamond Bar 17.5" Necklace

86089

14kt White 3-Stone 17.5" Necklace for Mother

86092 

14kt Yellow 6x34mm Engravable Bar 17.5" Necklace

85778

 

Vertical
Rotate that baby 90º clockwise for a chic vertical look. And adding stones, whether they are of the diamond or gem variety, is always a good idea.

14kt White Bar Pendant

51517

14kt White 1/5 CTW Diamond Vertical Bar Pendant

651750

14kt White 3 Stone Pendant Mounting for Mother

82564

Contemporary
For a more modern look, opt for a wave, a curve, multiple layers, or even a little extra metallic flair.

14kt White 1/8 CTW Diamond 18" Necklace

86292

 

14kt Rose 1/8 CTW Diamond 16" Necklace86291 14kt Yellow .08 CTW Diamond 17.5" Necklace

86293

 

14kt Yellow 1/6 CTW Diamond 17.5" Necklace86290

Got thoughts on this trend? Like it? Leave it? Let us know in the comments below. And visit Stuller.com to see our entire assortment of bar necklace options.

THIS JUST IN: Moon earrings

THE “crest” earrings are here to stay

crest pendantcrest earringsAfter watching the eclipse the other night, it really gave me a new appreciation for the moon! Take a look at these two new pieces we have at Steffan’s! The crest pendant comes in sterling silver(which is pictured below). They are also available in 14 karat white, yellow and rose gold! These ARE available for shipping. For more information on pricing please contact jessica@steffansjewelers.com!