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  January birthstone: Garnet



The name Garnet originates from the latin granatus, meaning "pomegranate" because of the red color. 
Garnets have been used since the Bronze Age as gemstones. Necklaces with red garnets adorned the pharaohs of ancient Egypt.

Signet rings in ancient Rome featured garnet intaglios. The nobility of the Middle Ages had a preference for red garnets.

The  garnets came from the historic mines in Bohemia and they

were extremely popular during the Victorian era (1837–1901).

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