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 his Speculum 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. Our own luxurious 7½" bracelet of enhanced garnet beads and earrings were ready for there close-ups. 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? That's why, for a limited time, you can claim over 60-carats of garnet for an extraordinary price.