Hishi Garnet Earrings

The hishi garnet earrings styled on tan linen
  • The hishi garnet earrings styled on tan linen
  • Hishi Garnet Earrings
  • The hishi garnet earrings styled on a tan plate
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$98.00

Rustic and feminine. The stone is a rich garnet in the prettiest shade of maroon. The hand stamped silver features a leaf cascade, inspired by the Navajo word "hishi". Hishi was a tradition in within the Navajo tribe of awarding one with a feather of honor to add to their headdress. It showed others of their bravery. Measure 2". Handmade Shepherd hook earwires. Sterling silver, which has been oxidized and hand polished for an antique finish.

About Garnet:  The name "garnet" may come from either the Middle English word gernet meaning 'dark red', or the Latin granatus ("grain"), possibly a reference to the pomegranate, a plant with red seeds similar in shape, size, and color to some garnet crystals.  The garnet has a long history of use in jewelry or in adorning garments.  There is evidence that the greeks were wearing garnets as signet rings beginning around 400 BC.  Garnets are mentioned in the Old Testament as one of the 12 stones of Aaron’s breastplate, as well as lighting the way for Noah’s Ark.  One of the most curious uses of garnets was during the early 1890's in India, during a rebellion in the Kashmir territory, when Hanza tribal soldiers used garnets as ammunition to fire upon British soldiers!  Native American healers believed the garnet had the power to protect the wearer from wounds and poisoning, prevent nightmares and cure depression.  Garnet is the birthstone for January.

Your jewelry will arrive beautifully gift wrapped in a small box. Multiple items will be combined, unless separate boxes are requested. If this is a gift being shipped directly to the recipient, please let me know. I will be glad to include a note from you.

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