Fine garnets combine the most important virtues of gemstones:
Beauty, durability and rarity.
Red garnets have been used for jewellery purposes throughout the history of mankind and can be considered as being among the most important gemstones.
From archaeological excavations, the use of garnet gemstones can be traced back to prehistoric times.
In all epochs of cultural history, people have been fascinated by their unique combination of gemstone properties, which make them perfectly suitable for the use in varioustypes of jewellery.
Greek philosopher Theophrastus (372 – 287 BC) and famous Roman scholar Plinius (23 – 79 AD) praised the warm, red colour of garnet and established the classic name “carbunculus”, which refers to the red colour of glowing coal (lat. carbo).