January Birthstone - Garnet
Garnet it known as the gem of plenty and birthstone of January. Garnets are a 7.5 on Moh's scale of mineral hardness and is best known for shades of red. Varieties include Demantoids(green), Tsavorite(green), Spessartite(orange), Rhodolite and Hessonite(cinnamon).
Spessartite Garnets have a very high amount of refraction and can be reddish brown to yellow orange. Varieties are Mandarin Garnet, Tangerine Garnet, Nambian Garnet and Malaya Garnet
Demantoid Garnet Jewelry - Demantoids were first discovered in the Russian Ural Mountains and are a light green to deep green
Garnet is know as the gem of plenty. It is best know for shades of red