Birthstone of the Month - Garnet
The birthstone of January, Garnet, is derived from the Latin word granatum, meaning grain or seed, and is thought to be called so because of its resemblance to a pomegranate seed in its roundish crystal shape and color. But Garnets are not just the color of a pomegranate seed, this group of minerals comes in a rainbow of colors, from deep reds to vibrant greens.
To add to their appeal, Garnets signify eternal friendship and trust, and as a healing stone, are said to support blood, heart, and lungs and to promote romantic love, passion, sensuality and intimacy. Combined with their range of colors, highly reflective crystal structure and good hardness, Mohs 6.5 – 7.5, Garnets are the perfect choice to wear every day and any day…not just in January!
Garnets can be found in Africa, Sri Lanka, India and the United States, but you can find them right here. Arthur Weeks and Son Jewelers carries a large collection of Garnet jewelry both online and in our store. From beautiful rings and bracelets to gorgeous earrings and pendants, we have something for everyone in a price range for every budget. If you don’t see exactly what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Philippa Roberts Jewelry's signature look is simple, organic shapes combined with beautifully cut gemstones. Her love of the ocean plays a large role in the selection of clean, blue and green stones in many of her pieces. Philippa’s creativity stems from the nature around her, yet she also incorporates a feeling of the urban, with lines and patterns that imitate architecture and design seen around the city. Philippa creates all the original pieces by carving in wax or fabricating in metal. Her selection of new stones for each season defines how her collections will come to life.
From the opening of our family store in 1896, four generations of fathers and sons have built our family business and proudly helped generations of families and loyal customers find the perfect gift to mark life's special occasions. Now, all of that knowledge, commitment and stunning selection is available right here.
John Weeks, is the fourth generation owner of Arthur Weeks and Son Jewelers and is a registered jeweler with the American Gem Society. The AGS is one of the jewelry industry’s most prestigious organizations. John also has his Diamond Degree from the Gemological Institute of America. In addition, Arthur Weeks and Son Jewelers is a member of the Jewelers of America, an A+ rated member of the Better Business Bureau, and a member of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce.