Jewellery containing one's birthstone makes for great gifts, though not just for birthdays but anniversary, mother's day or any special occasion, as they are personal and thoughtful.
Deeply revered as a symbol of prosperity and vitality, garnet has been found in art, clothing, and funerary objects dating back several millennia. A garnet beaded necklace was found in an Egyptian grave from 3000 B.C. Ancient Egyptian healing practices dictated that placing garnet around wounds would expedite healing. Garnet was also popular in Ancient Rome, where it was incorporated into signet rings throughout the third and fourth centuries.
Garnet has been favored by royalty across many cultures, especially during the Middle Ages. In Europe across the 13th and 14th centuries, garnet was considered a sign of trust and affection and became a popular gift to exchange between friends.