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Garnets Informative Guide

Garnet Gemstones

Garnet Informative Guide January Birthstones

Garnet is the birthstone for January and is also known as the gem of faith, constancy and truth. The name “garnet” comes from the Latin word for pomegranate, granatum, because of the resemblance of the seeds to the deep red color of most garnets.


Garnets are found in a rainbow of colors, from the deep red Bohemian garnet to the vibrant greens of the Russian Demantoid and African Tsavorite. We also see it appear in the oranges and browns of Spessartite and Hessonite from Namibia and Sri Lanka and in the subtle pinks and purples of Rhododendron.


Legend says garnets light up the night and protect their owners from nightmares. Garnets have long been carried by travelers to protect against accidents far from home. Garnet may be the birthstone for January, but its stunning variety of colors has made it a gift for all occasions.


Whether you are looking for a unique gift for a January birthday or seeking your own special birthstone, garnet is sure to please. Shop our collection of beautiful garnet jewelry today!