GARNET - JANUARY'S BIRTHSTONE
Garnets hail from the Latin work ‘granatus’ which refers to the red coloured seeds of a pomegranate.
Known as the Gem of Light & Guidance, legend has it that Noah used finely cut glowing garnets to illuminate the arc during the dark wet days and nights.
Although the most popular garnet is the red garnet, today garnets can be picked from a rich palette of colours: greens, oranges, pinkish oranges, deeply saturated purplish reds, and even some blues. A green garnet, Tsavorite, is rarer and more expensive, while Spessartite is an orange garnet & Rhodolite is a beautiful purplish-red garnet. Demantoid, which is a green garnet is the most expensive of all garnets.