gar·net | ˈgär-nət
A family of stones having many varieties in color and their constituents
All garnets are silicates with the same isometric crystallization and conforming to the same general chemical formula.
The name "Garnet" comes from their resemblance, in color and shape, to the seeds of the pomegranate.
The most common color of Garnets range from: light red to violet or plum-red. Garnets can also be: white, green, yellow, brown, or black. It was believed that the wearer of Garnets was kept in good health and was protected while traveling. Garnets are worn to signify truth and faith.
Red garnet is the Birthstone for January.