January’s Birthstone – Garnet

Garnet’s name could be from the Latin word “granatus” meaning grain. This is possibly referring to the “punica granatum” (pomegranate) with red seeds similar to garnet crystals.

Another thought is that the name came from the middle English word “gernet” meaning dark red.

Garnet’s history in jewelry can be traced from the Egyptians to ancient Greek and Roman empires.

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