It's the most gem-derful time of the year! That's right, it's time once again for Gem Days! For the rest of the week we're celebrating some of our favorite gemstones. From the relatively new gemstones like chrome diopside and Ethiopian opal, to familiar favorites like garnet and spinel, we're here to shine a spotlight on some of the world's finest stones.
First let's talk about January's birthstone: Garnet! This beautiful deep red stone gets its name from the Latin word for pomegranate because of its resemblance to the bright juicy red seeds hidden inside. Whoever named garnet must not have heard of the different colors it can be, though! Besides the classic red, garnet can come in a pinker hue like the rose gold ring above, or orange, and even green! If you or someone you love has a birthday this month, but also all the red garnet in the world, surprise them with one of its other colors; they'll love it!