Garnet comes is virtually every color of the rainbow, from striking green to soft violet; it is most common in jewelry in a red to violent color. It has been used in jewelry since the times of Ancient Greece; the origin of the name garnet is derived from the Greek word "granatum" meaning "pomegranate seed" which reflects the color of the stone. It is said that garnet brings illumination to the wearer. Legend has it that Noah had a garnet lantern on the Ark, and used it to navigate through 40 days of torrential rain. It is a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. Garnet is the birthstone for January. Learn more about Garnet from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) January birthstone Genuine Garnet Jewelry Garnet Jewelry Rhodolite Garnet Jewelry Red Gemstone What is January Birthstone Garnet Jewellry Silver Garnet Jewelry 14Karat Garnet Jewelry 14 Karat Garnet Jewelry Silver Garnet Silver Garnet Jewelry