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The January Birthstone- Garnet


The birthstone for January, and the gem for the second anniversary.

For babies born in January, the garnet is the perfect gem to represent their birthstone. This beautiful stone is most commonly red, but can also be found in an array of other colors.

Garnet symbolizes peace, prosperity and good health; Some say it even has the power to give the wearer eternal happiness, health and wealth.

The word “garnet” originated from the 14th Century Middle English word “gernet”, meaning dark red. Garnet is actually the name of a group of minerals that comes in a rainbow of colors, from the deep red of the Pyrope garnet to the vibrant green of Tsavorites.

The garnet is a very durable gemstone and is found all over the world- including Czech Republic, Greece, Russian, Tanzania, Madagascar, Sri Lanka and India.

Garnet is so durable, remnants of garnet jewelry can be found as far back as the Bronze Age. The Egyptians used garnet as inlays in their jewelry and carvings; The Egyptians even said it was the symbol of life.

In addition, this stone is also used to symbolize deep and lasting friendship. Therefore, garnets make a great gift for those whose friendship you deeply value.

No matter why or how you wear garnet, this beautiful gem is perfect for those who share January birthdays and get to start each New Year with a sense of goodwill, happiness, and purpose.



This beautiful necklace is one of Khames’ custom pieces. The Garnet is set in 14k White Gold, with a halo of small diamonds. 

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Published on: January 11, 2017
Written by: Khames Jewelers

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