Garnet is the Birthstone for January
By Maury Kauffman
1/3/2017 at 12:38 PM
Garnet the birthstone for Jan traces its roots to the Nile Delta in 3100 BC, where Egyptian artisans would craft the gemstone into beads. Did you know, Jan's birthstone garnet comes in a rainbow of colors, from the deep red Bohemian Garnet to the vibrant greens of the Russian demantoid and African tsavorite. The oranges and browns of spessartite and hessonite hail from Namibia and Sri Lanka.