Here at Raft we always have in stock a fantastic range of Solid 925 Silver jewellery and we have been making an extra effort to share these with you online during lockdown. Many of our pieces include semi precious stones allowing you to match your outfits perfectly, pick out the colour of your eyes or blend with your skin tone. In addition, semi-precious stones are thought to have properties and strengths - we are now adding these to the descriptions of each jewellery item on our website to help you add sentiment to your gift for a loved one. Whether you believe in them or not - the sentiment can help make giving one of our pieces far more personal - whether to offer up strength during difficult times, love where needed or and many many more benefits beside. The other positive about giving pieces of jewellery with semi precious stones as a gift is to tie in with the recipients birth stone. This months' stone is Garnet and February is Amethyst. To follow we have put together a little bit about both stones to whet your appetite. For more information on our solid silver range go to - https://raftclothing.co.uk/collections/solid-silver
BIRTHSTONE FOR JANUARY
The perfect gift for your loved one this month -
Those born in January are lucky to have the beautiful and diverse garnet as their birthstone. Garnets are commonly red (but can also come in other colours). Some believe the true value of the garnet birthstone is its power to bring the wearer good health, wealth and happiness.
The name “garnet” originates from the medieval Latin granatus, meaning “pomegranate”, in reference to the similarity of the red colour. Garnets have been used since the Bronze Age as gemstones.
BIRTHSTONE FOR FEBRUARY
The perfect gift for your loved one next month -
Amethyst, the birthstone of February, is a variety of Quartz that carries a spectacular purple colour that ranges from a blend of deep violet and red to a lighter lilac hue. Ancient Greeks believed that the stone protected the wearer from drunkenness and enabled them to keep a balanced mindset.
The name comes from the Ancient Greek, derived from the word methustos, which means “intoxicated.”
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