Garnet is the birthstone for the month of January and the gem designated for the 1st and 2nd wedding anniversaries. Most commonly, the garnet is associated with the color red, but also comes in a bouquet of colors including yellows, oranges, rosy pinks, lime greens and violets. The word garnet comes from the Latin word “granatum” meaning pomegranate, the red fruit with seeds. The gift of a garnet is a symbol of love and the wish for a loved one’s safe travel and speedy homecoming.
Oh, and as far as harmonious blends, try this garnet colored wine with crusted parmesan bread and gruyere cheese. Enjoy!