The garnet gemstone is the birthstone of the month of January and is associated with the astrological Zodiac sign of Capricorn. These stones can be found throughout the world including Russia, the United States and India. However, the largest concentration of garnet gemstones is located on the African continent.
Garnet's popularity spans back many thousands of years when these beautiful red, pink, yellow, blue, green and black stones were used by the Egyptian and Roman empires in certain pieces of jewelry and ornaments. The most common color of garnet gemstones is red, and from an astrological point of view, these stones were often associated with the sun.