January’s Birthstone: The Garnet
We’re starting off 2015 by talking about the January birthstone, garnet. Garnet is one of the oldest known gemstones and was worn thousands of years ago by the Egyptians, Romans and even mentioned in The Bible. According to the Old Testament, Noah lit the inside of the Ark with a garnet. Garnets were also used to ward off nightmares and believed to heal the broken bonds of lovers.