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Garnet | January Birthstone

Overview The name ‘garnet’ comes from the Latin word ‘Granatus’ meaning seedlike, in reference to a pomegranate.  Small garnets are said to look like the bright red seeds you find inside the fruit.  Red garnets have a long history but these days you can choose from a rich palette of greens, oranges, purplish reds and even some blues.  Red is still the most common of the gems, whereas a green garnet (known as tsavorite) is much rarer.