Wine-red garnet pearls offer beautiful berry-like jewelry components for the winter holidays, as well as beautiful color year round! They're perfect for bridal, wedding, and prom jewelry as well as business attire and art jewelry. The deep red color of these freshwater cultured pearls is similar to the color of garnet gemstones, and is achieved with a dye that may fade over time. Be aware that dye lots will vary for all dyed freshwater pearls. Pearls are one of June's birthstones, and have been used in jewelry since ancient times. The name "pearl" comes from ancient Rome, where women wore elongated pearls as ear pendants that they called pirla, a slang diminutive of pira ("pear").