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January Birthstone: Garnet


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Garnet

Garnet is the January birthstone. Did you know garnets come in a rich palette of colors: reds, greens, oranges, pinkish oranges, deeply saturated purplish reds, and even some blues?

Red garnet is one of the most common and widespread of gems and it is found in metamorphic rocks on every continent.

Garnets have been used throughout history in jewelry. Thousands of years ago, red garnet necklaces adorned the necks of Egypt’s pharaohs, and were entombed with their mummified corpses as prized possessions for the afterlife. In ancient Rome, signet rings with carved garnets were used to stamp the wax that secured important documents.

Come in and pick out your favorite garnet piece to celebrate this month!

Source: GIA

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