January Birthstone: Gorgeous Garnets

The January Birthstone, garnet, is a deep red crystal traditionally known to symbolize friendship and trust.


The name
garnet derives from the word granatum which means seed, this title relates to the gemstone's resemblance to the vibrant pomegranate seed.

The January birthstone can come in a rainbow of colours, from the bold deep red of the traditional pyrope garnet to the fresh spring green of tsavorites. 


"By her who is this month was born
No gem save garnets shall be worn
They will ensure her constancy
True friendship and fidelity."