Garnets are typically found in the red-orange range, but can sometimes be found in green to blue ranges, which are called tsavorite garnets. Garnets can be cut and calibrated into a variety of faceted shapes, and red garnets are often free of eye-visible inclusions, making it a popular choice for red jewelry. In addition to being the birthstone for January, they are the traditional gift for a 2nd wedding anniversary. Garnets were extremely popular during the Victorian age, but the first garnet jewelry found was made in 3800 BC in Egypt. Garnets are said to bring self-empowerment and good friendships to the wearer, and were carried by the Ancient Greek into battle for good luck and were thought to improve circulation and heart ailments during ancient times. The name comes from the Latin “granatum” for seed and refers to the deep red color resembling that of pomegranate.