January has the Garnet as its Birthstone, the name of this gemstone is derived from the Latin word for pomegranate. Garnet is a stone that can come in a variety of colours but is commonly known for its red pomegranate colour. It can come in colours such as pink, orange, brown and even black. It has a more earthy appearance to it than a Ruby. Commonly in the past it has been confused with Rubies. Garnet is a stone that symbolizes higher thinking and self-empowerment, it is even regarded as a stone that can help with inner strength. This birthstone is a fiery stone which can be also acknowledged to help the wearer with strength and energy. Red Garnet is even thought to be a stone of commitment, representing love.