January - Garnet - The luminosity of garnet has been known to man for thousands of years. Garnets were worn in jewelry by the ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks. It is said that Noah used a garnet light to guide the ark through the flood. Red is the color most commonly known as Garnet, but garnets are also found in fantastic shades of green, yellow, orange and a range of earth tones. Besides representing strength, prosperity and health, a gift of garnet jewelry is said to show affection for another and to guarantee to meet again. Garnet is also a traditional gift for the second wedding anniversary.