Garnet is the birthstone for January. Garnet is so durable, remnants of Garnet jewelry can be found as far back as the Bronze Age. Other references go back to 3100 BC when the Egyptians used Garnet as inlays in their jewelry and carvings.
This beautiful stone is mined in a rainbow of colors. Rare Garnets in green or blue make breathtaking pieces, especially in pendants or drop earrings. From the fiery orange of Mandarin Garnet to the rich green of Tsavorite Garnet and to the most widely recognized deep red color of Pyrope Garnet, it is considered a great gift to symbolize friendship and trust. In addition, legend has it that those who wear the Garnet will be bestowed with peace, prosperity and good health.