A pair of Georgian garnet hoops inspired these earrings. Eleven pomegranate-colored garnets are set into each one, and the stones twist to face outward from the front to the side to the back. The deep red stones are meant to be admired from every angle. The earrings feature a hinged ear wire that locks securely into place. Interesting note on garnets: they take their name from the Latin "granate" meaning seed. This moniker is an allusion to the red variety of the gemstone's similarity in color to that of the pomegranate seed. Garnets actually occur in all colors with the exception of blue. The red and purplish varieties of the mineral (pyrope and almandine) are the most common, as well as the most popular, and were employed in the jewelry of Ancient Rome and Egypt, Medieval Europe, and all the way up through the Georgian and Victorian periods and into the present day.