January Birthstone: The Garnet

Garnet Gemtone: the word “garnet” comes from the Latin word granatus for seed or grain, most likely a reference to the seeds of the pomegranate fruit. 

Some garnets do resemble pomegranate seeds in colour, size, and shape but they can also be found in yellow, green, orange and brown. 

Symbolising love and friendship, a garnet pendant, earrings or ring is a wonderful gift idea not only for those born in the month of January but for Valentine's Day or as a friendship keepsake.