January’s birthstone is garnet. Garnets signify trust and long-lasting friendship. Garnets are primarily found in India, Sri Lanka and Africa.

The name comes from granatum, which is Latin for seed – we guess because the Romans thought garnets looked like pomegranate seeds!

Garnets can be found in a wide range of colours, from the common reddish shades to vibrant green (tsavorites).

January Birthstone Garnet

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January Birthstone