The word “garnet” comes from the 14th Century Middle English word “gernet” meaning dark red. Legend has it that the garnet can bring peace, prosperity and good health to the home. Some even called it the “Gem of Faith,” and it’s believed that to those who wear it and do good, more good will come.
The garnet also symbolized deep and lasting friendship. With that legend in mind, give a garnet to someone whose friendship you deeply value.
This stone is perfect for those born in January, to welcome each New Year with a sense of purpose, goodwill, and happiness.