Interesting Jewelry Facts: Garnet

  • The word “garnet” comes from the 14th century Middle English word “gernet” meaning dark red.  The word is derived from Latin “granatum” which means seed and is called so because of the gemstone’s resemblance to the beautifully red seeds of the pomegranate.
  • Garnets are the birthstone for January and gemstone for the 2nd year anniversary.

Garnet legends:

  • Garnets are said to bring peace, prosperity and good health to a home.
  • Symbolizes deep and lasting friendship.

Credit:  American Gem Society

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