Birthstone Description

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.

It signifies eternal friendship and trust and is the perfect gift for a friend.

Rated: Good

Care: Clean, gently with soft toothbrush and mild dish soap

Species: Pyrope

Hardness: 7-7.5