an Unpolished garnet
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Garnet is January's Birthstone

You can find garnets in streams where water has worn away rock, exposing the gems. Before they're polished, garnets look like small pebbles. They come in shades of red, black, and green (the rarest). Some are even colorless.

Old-School Myths

People once believed that garnets offered protection from poisons, wounds, and even scary dreams.

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