JANUARY – GARNET
While the most popular color of a garnet is reddish-brown, it is found in other colors such as
purple, pink, violet, green, yellow, orange, red, brown, black, and even colorless. Garnets
were used for beads and jewelry in ancient Egypt over 5,000 years ago. Garnet was very
popular in ancient Rome and Greece, and in Sumeria, Sweden, and Europe during the
Middle Ages. The garnet was used as a sacred stone by Indians throughout the world.