January Birthstone – The Garnet

garnetHappy Birthday to all that were born during this month! The lovely birthstone for January is the garnet. Carolina fans will appreciate this color!

Here are some facts about this beautiful gemstone:  Garnet, the birthstone for January,  signifies eternal friendship and trust and is the perfect gift for a friend.  Garnet, derived from the word granatum, means seed, and is called so because of the gemstone’s resemblance to a pomegranate seed.  References to the gemstone dates back to 3100 B.C., when the Egyptians used garnets as inlays jewelry.  Garnet is the name of a group of minerals that comes in a rainbow of colors, from the deep red of the pyrope garnet to the vibrant green of tsavorites.  Today, the most important sources for garnet are Africa, Sri Lanka, and India.

I love the little birthstone poems by Tiffany and Co. They were first published in 1870 by an unknown author. Here is the poem for January.

By her who in this month (January) is born
No gem save garnets should be worn;
They will ensure her constancy,
True friendship, and fidelity.

[Source: AGS – Birthstones, Birthstones]

January Birthstone - Garnet

About Jewelry Warehouse

Jewelry Warehouse is a locally owned jewelry store that has four locations located in Columbia SC. We have been voted best jewelry store by the State newspaper – the largest paper in SC, for 19 years in a row. Originally founded in 1969, George Satterfield started the Jewelry Warehouse. It was his vision to always get quality jewelry but to price lower than traditional jewelry stores. After 40 years his vision has continued even after his death in 2005. With the growth and development of the internet, the plan is stronger than ever as not only does The Jewelry Warehouse still offer the best price and quality in SC, it now has the best pricing in the United States! People from California to New York now can get jewelry that is sold in the cities for significantly more, at South Carolina pricing. With a satisfaction Guarantee, buying from Jewelry Warehouse gives people everywhere a risk free opportunity to try us and save on quality merchandise.
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