January Birthstone – Garnet

14K White Gold .18 Carat Total Weight Oval Garnet and Diamond Ring
14K White Gold .18 Carat Total Weight Oval Garnet and Diamond Ring

Happy Birthday to everyone that was born during this month! The lovely birthstone for January is the Garnet. Gamecock fans will appreciate this color!

Some information 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. Many people don’t realize thatnecklace1 the Garnet comes in a variety of colors! The only color it does not come in, is blue. 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.

See our Garnet Jewelry Collection online here.

[Source: AGS – Birthstones, Birthstones]

January Birthstone - Garnet

Garnet Ring
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Garnet Ring
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White gold diamond earrings
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White gold diamond ring
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Sterling silver garnet jewelry
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Sterling silver garnet jewelry
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