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.