January Birthstone: Garnet

  • 2014-01-03



The birthstone for January, signifies eternal friendship and trust and is the perfect gift for a friend. Garnet, derived from the word granatum, means seed, and is called so because of the gemstone’s resemblance to a pomegranate seed. Today, the most important sources for garnet are Africa, Sri Lanka, and India.

By her who in January was born
No gem save garnets shall be worn
They will ensure her constancy
True friendship and fidelity.

                   Harriett Bishop