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Garnet is a dark red gemstone.

Culture

The black marble Valyrian sphinxes in the small council chambers have eyes of polished garnet.[1]

Garnets are among the decorations on the maester's chain of Grand Maester Pycelle.[1] Lord Ardrian Celtigar's mantle depicts crabs picked out in garnets.[2] Stannis Baratheon has a belt studded with garnets and yellow topaz.[3] Dagmer Cleftjaw has rings set with chunks of sapphire, garnet, and dragonglass.[4]

The camelry of Qarth decorate their saddles with rubies and garnets.[5]

History

Dunk found a chipped garnet in the possessions of Ser Arlan of Pennytree after the hedge knight passed away.[6] Ser Steffon Fossoway clasped his cloak with an apple made of gold and garnets.[6] After Ser Eustace Osgrey wed Rohanne Webber, Lady of Coldmoat, Eustace gave Duncan the Tall an ivory spider brooch with spotted clusters of crushed garnets on its back.[7]

Brienne Tarth wore a bodice decorated with garnets when she was first introduced to Ser Ronnet Connington.[8]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

When Jeor Mormont has Longclaw reworked for Jon Snow, Samwell Tarly purchases garnets in Mole's Town so the gemstones can depict red eyes on the sword's new wolf's pommel.[9]

A Clash of Kings

Two of the Mountain's men squabble over a dented goblet set with garnets taken from a village.[10]

A Feast for Crows

While celebrating the taking of the Shields, Germund Botley wears a rope of pearls and garnets over his gilded breastplate.[11]

A Dance with Dragons

Ramsay Bolton wears a garnet cut in the shape of a drop of blood in his ear.[12] When he weds "Arya Stark" (Jeyne Poole) at Winterfell, Ramsay wears a black velvet doublet slashed with pink silk and glittering with garnet teardrops. The pink bride's cloak is also spattered with red garnets.[13]

Quotes

Tobho: ... cherrywood for the scabbards, bound in red leather and ornamented with a row of lion's-head studs in pure gold. Perhaps with garnets for the eyes ...
Tywin: Rubies. Garnets lack the fire.[14]

References