In the ever-evolving world of gemstones, one radiant beauty has taken center stage and captured our hearts here at Temple of the Sun: the garnet. With its rich history, fiery allure, and timeless elegance, the garnet has emerged as our current favorite. We're thrilled to introduce you to this remarkable gemstone and unveil the history, properties, and our most cherished new arrivals that feature this ancient and exquisite stone.
The history of the garnet is as captivating as its deep, passionate hue. This gemstone's origins can be traced back to archaeological sites dating back to the Bronze Age. They were utilised in jewellery, amulets and decorative objects across various ancient cultures including those in Egypt, Greece and Rome. Mining for garnets has occurred in various parts of the world, including India, Sri Lanka, Egypt, and Europe, for centuries. Bohemian garnets, known for their deep red color, became famous in the 18th and 19th centuries when they were extensively mined in what is now the Czech Republic.
Garnet jewellery has been cherished throughout history by renowned figures such as ancient Egyptian pharaohs, European royalty and Roman leaders. These historical luminaries adorned themselves with garnets not only for their striking beauty but also for their symbolic significance. Garnets were believed to offer protection, strength, and love, making them popular choices for amulets, engagement rings, and royal regalia. Today, garnet jewelry carries forward this rich legacy, blending timeless elegance with profound symbolism, allowing wearers to connect with the enduring traditions of the past while adding a touch of passion and love to modern style.
The garnet has long been associated with love, passion, and commitment. Its fiery red color symbolizes deep affection and enduring devotion. Beyond its romantic connotations, the garnet is believed to provide strength, courage, and protection to its wearer. It's a gemstone that encourages self-confidence and ignites the soul with its extraordinary fire.
Embrace modern ancient beauty with garnet earrings. Our Cilla Earrings, huggie style earrings with garnet drops, gracefully frame your face with the deep, passionate allure of garnet accents, adding a touch of sophistication to any ensemble. For those seeking a unique statement, the Vulcan Earrings offer a contemporary twist with singular garnets adorning each hoop, creating a harmonious balance between classic and modern design.
Discover the captivating allure of garnet bracelets, where each gemstone weaves a tale of passion and love. Our standout piece, the Venus Bracelet, offers an ancient interpretation of the modern tennis bracelet. This exquisite creation features 15 heart-shaped garnets, seamlessly connected by our signature Temple of the Sun rivet. In homage to the goddess of love, this gemstone bracelet becomes a symbol of endless affection, igniting souls with an extraordinary fire. The Venus Bracelet is more than just an accessory; it's a testament to the enduring power of love and the timeless beauty of garnet.
Adorn your neck with the captivating beauty of garnet necklaces. The Sol Necklace, featuring a large coin pendant set with a single kite-cut garnet, is a bold and alluring statement piece that pays homage to ancient Roman coins. Alternatively, the Messene Necklace, with its smaller coin pendant set with a rectangular garnet, exudes understated elegance. Both necklaces honour the rich symbolism of garnet while offering distinctive styles for every taste.
The garnet endures as a gemstone with profound symbolism and timeless significance. It transcends its role as a mere adornment, becoming a representation of love, passion, and inner fortitude. Explore our collection of garnet jewellery and discover the captivating allure of this ancient gemstone.