This stunning Red Garnet Necklace was made by stringing semi precious garnet stones on sturdy cord (fireline) and then crocheting them for hours with a tiny hook. The necklace is so beautiful that you or someone special could wear it for any occasion to dress up an outfit or with a blouse for a casual day. It measures out to 17" around which sits right on the collar bone or just below it. The faceted cut of the garnet brings out the sparkle of the stones and the gold filled leaf toggle and findings brings this piece all together. There is a matching bracelet if your interested in purchasing it too. A January birthstone and if you are interested in knowing a bit more about Garnet here's a little info. Garnet is found the world over, and though commonly known to be red, it is in fact found in a variety of colors. Garnet is a crystal of health, passion and energy. It ensures that energy is flowing smoothly throughout your body, dissolving any energy blockages. It also helps you feel grounded, secure, and safe. It aids circulation and all blood related issues. Associated with the First Chakra, it is a stone of physical love and relationships, and a spiritual stone of psychic protection. Legends and folklore place garnet among the most ancient of talismans. Not only was it prized as an ornamental jewel, but its strong curative powers and protective energies made it invaluable. Garnets were used in the former Czechoslovakia as far back as the Bronze Age, and in Egypt more than five thousand years ago. They were used in Sumeria around 2100 B.C. and in Sweden between 1000 and 2000 B.C. They were also popular in ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. According to the Talmud, the only light on Noah's ark was provided by a large Garnet. In Europe during the Middle Ages, Garnet was used to enhance truth, faith and constancy, and to dispel melancholy. [Simmons, 165-166] As a Warrior's Stone, Garnet served as a talisman in the Crusades for both the Christians and their Muslim enemies. [Megemont, 87] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ordering is easy. Just click the add to cart button on the right and purchase with a credit card or PayPal and I’ll have your new jewelry nicely packaged and on the way to you in no time! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Handcrafted in our shop in the South End, Boston Massachusetts. Click below to see more from Hidden Jewel: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HiddenJewelSE Please contact me if you have any questions or special order request. Thanks! And "Like" me on facebook to keep up on my new arrivals and special offers! http://www.facebook.com/hiddenjewelse Contact us if you would like different sizes or colors. We love to make people custom orders.