It was over 185 years ago that John Rossiter opened his jewellery, watch and clock shop on Weston-super-Mare High Street and over that time our core values haven't changed. Today, still a family business, we are Weston-super-Mare's oldest retailer and proud of our rich heritage.
We've built our reputation on integrity, knowledge, and trust, which is why our customers return time and time again to enjoy the traditional values, personal touch and honesty they experience every time.
Rossiter & Sons have three established showrooms in North Somerset and Devon, where our knowledgeable and friendly staff are waiting to greet you, offering advice and help on our range of goods and services. Be it that special purchase, a repair, a valuation or just advice, we will do our best to assist. If you cannot find what you are looking for, allow us to order that special piece for you as we have long-standing relationships with craftsmen in Hatton Garden and other centres of excellence in our trade.
Above all, whether buying or browsing, enjoy looking at the quality products we have to offer and thank you for visiting Rossiter & Sons Jewellers.
Garnet is a beautiful gemstone for those who have January birthdays.
The word “garnet” comes from the 14th century Middle English word gernet, meaning “dark red.” The word is derived from Latin granatum, which means “seed,” and is called so because of the gemstone’s resemblance to the beautifully red seeds of the pomegranate.
According to Indian astrology, garnet helps eliminate negative feelings (depression, guilt) and instil greater self-confidence and mental clarity to promote creative thinking and peace of mind. In ancient and medieval times, gems like garnet were also thought to be remedies for inflammatory diseases and to soothe the angry heart.
Garnet is the name of a group of minerals that come in a rainbow of colours, from the deep red of the pyrope garnet to the vibrant green of tsavorites. Some rare garnets are even blue, colourless, or—most rare of all—change colours in different lights. But the most common garnet colour is a beautiful range of reds, from rust coloured to deep violet-red.
The garnet is a very durable gemstone, and is found all over the world, including Wyoming, Czech Republic, Greece, Russia, Tanzania, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, and India. Mandarin Spessartite Garnets, also known as Mandarin garnets, are considered to be the most rare and expensive of all garnet gemstones.