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January 's Birthstone

Happy New Year, every month we do a little piece about the gemstone relating to that month. 

January’s gemstone is Garnet.

Garnet 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.  References to the gemstone dates back to 3100 B.C., when the Egyptians used garnets as inlays jewellery.  Garnet is the name of a group of minerals that comes in a rainbow of colours, from the deep red to vibrant green. 

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