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Garnet – The Birthstone for January

Stone meaning

The January Birthstone symbolises trust and eternal friendship.

Further information

The name comes from the word granatum, meaning seed - in this case, because the gem resembles the pomegranate seed.

The versatile garnet comes in a variety of colours, due to the difference composition of trace elements.  For example, the vibrant greens of the Russian demantoid and African tsavorite are due to the trace amounts of vanadium or chromium. From the deep red Bohemian Garnet, to the oranges and browns of spessartite and hessonite from Namibia and Sri Lanka, to the subtle pinks and purples of the rhododendron flower. Our featured garnet jewellery hails from the orange and brown palette.

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