Symbolic of prosperity and good health, January’s crimson birthstone traces back the Bronze Age used in Ancient Egyptian jewelry. During the Middle Ages, it was exchanged to signify trust and affection.
For thousands of years, January’s garnet birthstone has been prized for its rich color. While commonly found in a deep red, garnets come in a rich palette of colors from green to pink, purplish red to orange. High quality garnet gemstones will have vivid, saturated color and good transparency. They have often been thought to symbolize trust and friendship.