Garnet – January
Most frequently sought in a bold red color, unearthed primarily in Europe, Russia, and South Africa. Garnets have served as enduring symbols of loyalty, honesty, and passion.
Did You Know? Garnets are believed to regulate the heart and blood flow and aid in curing depression, but were also used in ancient Asia and the American Southwest as bullets because the stone was said to cause wounds more dangerous than those caused by regular bullets.
Moh’s Scale of Hardness: 7/10
Interested in birthstones? Check out our infographic on Birthstones by Month: /blog/2012/birthstones-by-month-infographic