The garnet has a rich and storied history as well as being known as January’s birthstone. The gift of a garnet has been associated with many qualities, from loving affections, a light heart and undying loyalty. Garnets are frequent gifts for family members or friends, as it symbolizes trust and eternal friendship. The garnet has also been used as gift exchanges among friends to showcase their affection and that hope one day they would meet again. Garnets are also given on wedding anniversaries, typically the 2nd and 6th.