D. William Jewelers, Inc.
508 East Perkins
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The warm, bright garnet stands in contrast to this cold month. Garnet brings
to those born in January friendship, loyalty and sincerity, and the stone is said
to have the power to ensure good health and protect its owner during travel.
Garnet, the birthstone for January, signifies eternal friendship and trust and is the
perfect gift for a friend. Garnet, derived from the word granatum, means seed,
and is called so because of the gemstone's resemblance to a pomegranate seed.
References to the gemstone dates back to 3100 B.C., when the Egyptians used
garnets as inlays jewelry. Garnet is the name of a group of minerals that comes in
a rainbow of colors, from the deep red of the pyrope garnet to the vibrant green of
tsavorites. Today, the most important sources for garnet are Africa, Sri Lanka,