Garnet, the birthstone of January, 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. Although most commonly known for the deep red color of the Pyrope Garnet, garnet is actually mined in a wide range of colors from the fiery orange of the Mandarin Garnet to the vibrant green of the Tsavorites and the rare colorless, blue and even gems that change color in different lights.
The garnet symbolizes deep and lasting friendship, making it the perfect gift for someone whose friendship you deeply value.
Garnet is one of the more durable stones, lending it to versatile settings and styles. No matter why or how you wear garnet, this beautiful gemstone is perfect for those who share January birthdays and get to start each New Year with a sense of goodwill, happiness, and purpose.
See the wide selection of birthstone jewelry in our downtown Gulfport showroom.
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