Garnet – January
The name “Garnet”is derived from the Latin term “granatum”, meaning “pomegranate”, as the crystals resemble the red colour and shape of this fruit. Red Garnets are most common, but come in a variety of colours such as black, green, clear, and numerous shades of red. Green Garnets are the most rare, and are therefore highly sought after.
Other than being January’s birthstone, they are also the official stone to be given on second wedding anniversaries.
Garnets are often used as power stones, and are symbolic of consistency, perseverance, and good health.