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January Birthstone: Garnet

January Birthstone: Garnet

Happy Birthday, January! The January birthstone is the garnet. The word “garnet” comes from the Latin word “granatus”, meaning grain or seed. The gemstone was given this name because of its resemblance to the pomegranate seed. Garnets were first mined in Sri Lanka more than 2,500 years ago! Today, the garnet is also found in Africa, Australia, India, Russia, South…

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