Humans have been enchanted with Garnets for thousands of years. Garnets are a large group of rock-forming silicate minerals. Garnet is the modern & traditional January birthstone and is the second anniversary stone. Garnet is derived from the Greek word “granatum” after its striking resemblance to the seeds in a pomegranate. Much of what has been recorded in history refers to red Garnets because they are the most common. Today, gem lovers have a beautiful color array to select from! Demantoid Garnets are the most rare and valuable variety of Garnet.