Italian doctor discovers cure for almost everything
Today if you want to learn about gemstones, you ask a jeweler or geologist. But back in the 16th century, Italians went to see the doctor. Respected men of science and medicine believed that precious stones did more than just make you look stunning. In 1502, Camillus Leonardus, M.D. published hisSpeculum Lapidum (Mirror of Stones) about the mystical and spiritual properties of gemstones. One of the superstars of that volume? The passionate, deep-red garnet.
Garnet was considered divine and adored by the Greeks and Romans. In Bohemia, Czech craftsmen transformed it into timeless treasures. But after reading deeper into the classic treatise by Leonardus, we were inspired to give garnets the big deal they deserved.
After all, if a stone has been said to “dissipate sadness, avert evil thoughts, exhilarate the soul and foretell misfortune,” it begs for something special. If scholars once thought that garnets could “bring sleep to the sleepless, drive away the plague, and attract to its possessor riches, glory, honor and great wisdom,” why stop at ordinary? The Necklace is an endless strand that perfectly complements any outfit from couture to casual.
Since garnet is a must have in any jewelry collection, we’ve added a matching 7½" bracelet that secures with a gold-layered S-hook. Plus a pair of companion Garnet & Cultured Pearl Earrings to complete the set. Each features a trio of garnet beads atop a pink, cultured pearl on a gold-layered French hook. Taking your medicine has never felt like more of an indulgence!
* Stauer’s Independent Appraisal Value Throughout our website and catalog you will see references to an “appraised value” on select jewelry and watch products. This figure represents the estimated retail replacement value as calculated by an independent professional appraiser and graduate GIA gemologist, with close to 30 years experience assessing value for private estates, luxury auctions and international insurance companies. The appraised value is not the suggested retail value and is subjective based on an expert’s knowledge of gemology. This appraisal does not make any representation as to the insurance value of the product.