My birthstone is ruby, and I really love rubies. Unfortunately though, good ones are expensive so I have a few small ones as accent stones in a ring and a pendant.

For more slender budgets, a good red stone has always been garnet. Most of them you see are very dark, almost black. But if you look around you can find gorgeous cherry red ones. I have a couple of really nice vintage garnets.


This is a vintage 9ct gold and garnet ring
Gold-plated sterling silver and garnet ring
This garnet and sterling silver pendant was originally silver in colour. I matched it to the ring above by having it gold-plated.
I found this garnet and gold-plated sterling silver pendant at a flea market for $1.

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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