Garnets are a set of closely related minerals that form a group, resulting in gemstones in almost every color. Red garnets have a long history, but modern gem buyers can pick from a rich palette of garnet colors: greens, oranges, pinkish oranges, deeply saturated purplish reds, and even some blues. Red garnet is one of the most common and widespread of gems, found in metamorphic rocks (which are rocks altered by heat and pressure) on every continent. But not all garnets are as abundant as the red ones. A green garnet, tsavorite, also occurs in metamorphic rocks, but it’s rarer because it needs unusual rock chemistries and special conditions to form.

What Does Garnet Symbolize?

The Ancient Stone

People have used garnets for jewelry and decorative objects for millennia. It's one of the oldest known gemstones. Archeologists have recovered garnet necklaces and talismans from Ancient Egyptian tombs and mummies.

2nd Wedding Anniversary

Garnets are the traditional gemstone gift for celebrating a 2nd wedding anniversary. These gorgeous semi-precious gemstones are best known for being deep red, but they also come in greens, pinks, oranges and even purple

The Zodiac Gem for Capricorn / Aquarius

The birthstone for Capricorn, born between December 22 and January 19, is Garnet, a beautiful stone with a deep red color. This gemstone is believed to enhance Capricorn's natural leadership qualities and promote self-confidence, courage, and success. It also provides grounding and stability, helping Capricorn to remain focused and determined while achieving their goals.
For those born under the sign of Aquarius, the birthstone is Garnet, a beautiful stone with a deep red color. Garnet is believed to enhance Aquarius' natural intuition, creativity, and intellectual abilities. It promotes self-confidence, courage, and success, and can provide grounding and stability when Aquarius is feeling restless or uncertain. Garnet is a great stone for Aquarius to wear when seeking inspiration and creative energy, as it is said to stimulate the imagination and promote positive thinking.

Birthstone for January

The traditional January birthstone has also inspired many legends and popular associations with love, friendship, light, and vitality.