Handcrafted Holiday Gifts from Knox

Time is counting down, and as we near the final days of holiday shopping I am sure a few of you have not crossed that special someone off your list. If you are still at a loss in finding the perfect gift this year, we have a few one-of-a-kind handcrafted pendants and bracelets still dazzling our cases waiting to be paired with the perfect recipient. Give the gift of a luxury custom creation to ensure your gift is unique and will ensure a lifetime of wear.

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Alexandrite Diamond Drop Pendant

Give a truly rare gemstone to illustrate the singularity of your love for one another. Natural alexandrite is scarcely found today. It holds a magical color changing ability, blue-green in daylight and a red hue by low light. We have placed this valuable and rare gemstone in a classic drop pendant paired with diamonds, sure to be in fashion for years to come.

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Midnight Stars Pendant

Inspired from our custom ring design Midnight Stars, this custom pendant is a one-of-a-kind necklace. The lace-like starburst pattern brings to mind and a refined uniqueness. This pendant is sure to dazzle paired with diamond stud earrings or layered with another chain.

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Princess Bezel Solitaire Pendant

Our bezel set princess cut diamond pendant is the definition of classic elegance. Sure to be the perfect gift for someone who likes to wear their jeweler on a daily basis but still make a statement of grace.

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Diamond Tennis Bracelet

Our diamond tennis bracelet can be worn as-is with ten sparkling diamonds set front and center, or it can be considered a work in progress. The remaining links in the bracelet do have to ability to be altered into mountings, and can hold matching diamonds. This flexible bracelet allows you the ability to alter it at your will. Half the bracelet can be set or the entire length can glitter with gemstones.

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Oval Diamond Drop Pendant

Add a little swing to the standard diamond drop pendant! This necklace brings a fresh take on a classic outline with a curving design and an oval cut diamond. Give something out of the ordinary.

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Fancy Light Yellow Diamond Halo Pendant

Only one in 10,000 diamonds has a fancy color. Give a beautiful and rare fancy yellow diamond pendant to tell that someone just how special they are to you! Fancy color diamond adds a unique twist to any custom creation. If yellow is not your color of choice, we have many more colored diamond options available to be used as a dazzling center to any custom ring or pendant.

All of these amazing pieces are handcrafted by our master goldsmiths and are waiting to bejewel the neck or wrist of the deserving partner in your life! These beautiful pendants and bracelet are still available if you are seeking out a one-of-a-kind holiday gift. Knox Jewelers prides itself on our heirloom quality custom created jewelry and we would be honored to help you find exactly the perfect piece to make these holidays one to remember. Contact us today to order any of these treasures in time for  Christmas or New Years!

Where is Garnet Found?

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Garnet, most commonly the rhodolite variety, is the  gemstone coupled to the month of January. Every species of garnet, and there are many, posses similar crystal formations and physical properties, but differ in chemical composition. These mineral variations form a set of closely related gemstones, called a mineral group. The gemstone species of garnet include pyrope, almandine, spessartine, grossular, uvarovite and andradite. Most gem quality varieties of this mineral are a mixture of two or three of these mineral species. For example, rhodolite garnet, is a mixture of pyrope and almandine.
The most popular varieties of garnet include the reddish and purple hues of the gemstone. These shades have a very long history, appearing in pieces found in both ancient Egypt and Rome. The popularity of red garnet may stem from its amble availability. It forms in metamorphic rocks that are found on every continent.
Today there is a wide array of garnet hues available to choose from including reds, pinks, oranges, yellow, greens, browns, and even blues. New species and deposits of garnet have been found all over the world. Listed below are the locations where garnet naturally occurs and is mined to be transformed into beautifully faceted gemstones.
  • Brazil – Brazil is home to a vast array of garnet varieties.
  • Namibia – Namibia produces stunning spessartine garnets with strong orange hues.
  • Kenya – Kenya is home to the famous Scorpion mine that is world-renowned for its tsavorite garnets.
  • Tanzania – Tsavorite, a green variety of garnet, was first discovered in Tanzania.
  • Iran – A recent discovery of demantoid, a green garnet variety, has made Iran a new supplier of the gem.
  • Afghanistan – Afghanistan is one of the largest suppliers of spessartine garnet.
  • Pakistan – Dazzling spessartine garnets can be found in the Kashmir reign of Pakistan.
  • Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka is a major supplier of rhodolite garnet, the common deep reddish purple variety of the gemstone.
  • India – Red garnets can be found in Orissa, India.
  • Myanmar – Rare and beautiful reddish orange spessartine garnets can be found in Myanmar. Several other varieties are also mined here.
  • Russia – Russia is the original source of demantoid garnets, the rare deep green variety of the gemstone.
If garnet is your gem of choice, let us at Knox Jewelers help you custom create a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry to showcase this beautiful gemstone. The possibility are endless with a mineral available in so many sizes, shapes and a rainbow of colors. A Knox Jewelers custom created piece, featuring a beautiful garnet is the perfect way to celebrate any occasion falling within the month. Contact us today and lets get started. We have a vast inventory of garnets, in many colors, just waiting to be transformed!