Gemstone Feature: Garnet

Gemstone Feature: Garnet
January 11, 2017 TycheNYC

January babies rejoice! It’s your month to celebrate your beautiful garnet birthstone. And since this brooding, deep shade of red is quite fashionable right now, everyone can join in the celebration.

The garnet has a deep, dark history that dates back ions of years to 3000 B.C., and has adorned the swords and shields of medieval soldiers. Today, the garnet is known as a popular gift of love for not one, but three different marriage anniversary gifts (2nd, 6th, and 19th for those wondering).

The color mimics that of a yummy pomegranate and now needs to be included in your outfits, makeup, and jewelry. Take a look at some recent garnet looks that make us swoon.

Your Duds

With earthy Marsala red being Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year, the bohemian hue’s fashion bearing has remained a showstopper since and has made its way into quite a few red hot trends. A garnet look can be kept casual with a laid-back color block or cut-out sweater or super sexy with a trendy velvet dress.

Pouty Red Lips

A bright red lip brings a timeless quality to any look. This season, try switching things up and inject modern flavor to your rotation of lip colors with the addition of a deep garnet-red lip shade. Keep your look chic and contemporary with a monochromatic garnet outfit (can be casual or formal!) or add a burst of color to a neutral outfit.

Your Jewels

The full-bodied, sultry red tone of a garnet can be used as a romantic statement piece or a rich accent to a variety of colors. Garnets can be found in all levels of sophisticated fashion…casual bohemian, storied antique, or edgy modern. There is a garnet piece of jewelry for every trend out there.