Gorgeous raw garnet gemstones shine set in these 18k gold plated stud earrings. So simple and so perfect for everyday wear. These natural stones are all different but similar to photos and average about 10mm. The word “garnet” comes from the 14th Century Middle English word “gernet” meaning dark red. The word is derived from Latin “granatum” which means seed, and is called so because of the gemstone’s resemblance to the beautifully red seeds of the pomegranate. The garnet also symbolized deep and lasting friendship. With that legend in mind, give a garnet to someone whose friendship you deeply value. No matter why or how you wear garnet, this beautiful gemstone is perfect for those who share January birthdays and get to start each New Year with a sense of goodwill, happiness, and purpose. *About our gems* Each of the stones we use to create these special earrings were formed by nature over millions of years. Each one is unique and beautiful just like nature itself. They will vary one to another, just like Mother Nature intended. We don't treat our stones in any way and accept their rough and "imperfect" beauty and try to highlight their uniqueness in our plating process. We don't polish away "flaws" in the stones but rather leave them in their natural state. The pair you receive will be what nature intended that stone to be and may be lighter or darker, clear or more opaque, smooth or rough, rounded or angular. Just like people, each stone has special characteristics unique to itself and in that lies the beauty. Each pair is lovingly matched as best as possible but all are freeform and rough cut. Please expect some minor shape and color variations. Think of them as sisters, not twins. **BIRTHSTONES BY MONTH** January - Garnet February - Amethyst March - Aquamarine April - Herkimer Diamond May - Emerald June - Moonstone -SOLD OUT July - Ruby August - Peridot September - Sapphire October - Fire Opal November - Citrine December - Turquoise To see all the goodies in my shop, click here: www.etsy.com/shop/OneTribeJewelry Free domestic shipping on all orders over $35 via First Class Mail.