Sunday, January 24, 2010

Things That Make You Go "hmmm...."

Here are a few interesting uses for garnets.

Indicator mineral for diamonds: Garnets and diamonds form under high pressure and/or high temperature, so prospectors often look for the more abundant garnet in the hope of finding a new source of diamonds.

Weapon: In the past, garnets were fired from guns. Can you imagine using such a pretty stone as a weapon?

Illumination: According to legend, Noah used a garnet lantern to light up the way for the Ark and steer it during the night.


I'm sure you will agree that these pieces by members of the Starving Artists Team are fabulous uses for garnets.



















Featuring artisan handmade creations by the etsy starving artists jewelry team. SATeam members create handcrafted jewelry and beads. More information about our team and its current etsy shop owner members can be found at SATEAM.etsy.com.

8 comments:

AMDesignsbyAngela said...

Interesting use of garnets, both historically and by the SATeam

BeadSire said...

Very interesting and fabulous facts, gorgeous designs by the team!

galadryl said...

Can I have one of each please? Can't decide which one I like best *g

angie said...

Such an ancient and beautiful part of jewelry history.

For You Jewellery Designs said...

Some very interesting facts - thanks for the history lesson!

Cat said...

Great post and great pieces!

mcstoneworks said...

Great garnets.

Leilani said...

Garnet is one of my favourite stones, I can't get enough!