New Year babies can claim the Garnet as their birthstone. The garnet is said to signify trust and eternal friendship, thus making it a great gift for your best friend. This gemstone also is said to bring January babies friendship and loyalty when worn.
The garnet is believed to bring and maintain good health. Traveling? The garnet is said to protect the wearer during a trip.
The garnet was popular among ancient Egyptians (going all way back to 3100 B.C.), when they used the gemstones as jewelry inlays.
The garnet can come in a variety of hues, from a vibrant green to a deep red and is found mostly in India, Sri Lanka and Africa.