Many of us are aware by now of which birthstone we’ve been assigned, but sometimes it can be hard to know how to wear it. By now you might have a small collection of garnet jewelry from various aunts and grandparents. That is, if you were born in January, but how much of that jewelry is actually acceptable to wear as an adult? Well, a lot of it does depend on what you’re working with in the first place. Here are a few of the different ways that you can wear garnet jewelry and show off your birthstone with class.
Garnet Stud Earrings
Every January baby should have a classic pair of garnet stud earrings. They are great with yellow gold posts, and they pair well with all winter attire. One of the great things about garnet is that it is often very similar in color to certain varieties of ruby, but it is much more affordable. These kinds of earrings look great by themselves, if you want to be subtle and unassuming. However, they can also be great accent pieces in the second piercing, higher up on the lobe, if you want to wear larger, dangling earrings, for a much louder look.
Garnet Solitaire Necklace
Another great garnet jewelry staple is the garnet solitaire necklace. It’s not flashy, but it’s elegant and sophisticated. It’s important that you wear this type of necklace with a blouse that accentuates your collar bone. If your pendant is on a very delicate chain, then it always looks best when laid directly on your skin. However, if you have a heavier chain, then you can also wear your necklace over turtlenecks and other collared shirts.
If you have a garnet necklace, it’s always nice to have a matching bracelet. Garnet looks so great on a delicate chain, whether it be yellow gold, or white gold. The one thing you want to remember, though, is that the small stones are fragile, so you want to be very careful while wearing this stone on a bracelet. That said, even if you do crack or chip a stone, garnet is a very affordable precious gemstone, so it’s very easy to replace. Plus, garnet is the perfect color stone to wear when your nails are painted red.
Garnet Solitaire Ring
Finally, and the most important of all, every woman who was born in the month of January should have a garnet solitaire ring. This ring can be a simple, small stone with a gold or silver band, or it can be so much more. It can be a large stone with a unique cut, diamond halo, and even a diamond eternity band. Garnet even goes very well with rose gold. In any case, no matter what metal you prefer, you should always try to make sure your entire set is composed of the same color gold.