What is the birthstone for January?

If you were born in January then your birthstone is Garnet. 

Gemstones are so fascinating and have truly stood the test of time.

Gifting gemstone is a really lovely way of celebrating relationships of all ages and making meaningful moments matter. If you know someone born in January then you might want to consider a Garnet gift for them.

Facts about Garnet

  • The word Garnet is derived from the latin word ‘Granatum’ which links to the pomegranate fruit. Mainly because the crystals of a Garnet look like the seeds from a pomegranate.
  • Ancient warriors believed Garnet gemstone brought them victory and the Crusaders took Garnets with them on their journeys as they believed the stone protected them from accidents and danger.
  • In Medieval times Garnets were believed to protect the wearer from poison and bad dreams and if you dreamt of losing a garnet necklace then good fortune would be bestowed on you in the future.
  • Garnet is normally seen as a red colour but it can range from an orange to a brown.
    • There are lots of varieties of Garnet – Garnet is the name for a group of silicate minerals crystallised in a cubic system. The one most commonly seen in jewellery is Pyrope Garnet which is red in colour. Other Garnets include – Almandine, Andradite, Demantoid, Grossular, Hessonite, Melanite, Pyrope, Spessartine, Tsavorite and Uvarovite
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Red Garnet EsmeLoves necklace with Rose Gold

What does a Garnet symbolise? 

  • Garnet represents trust
  • Loyalty is associated with the Garnet it and makes a wonderful gift for a friend who is born in January.
  • Garnet is known as an energising stone to bring energy and a light heart to the wearer.
  • Garnet is a courage inspiring stone and was worn by warriors during battle to protect and enhance courage in them.

Whilst Garnet is traditionally a stone for those born in January, anyone can wear the stone.

To gift a garnet necklace please visit EsmeLoves.

Our January Necklace is designed so the gemstone sits against the wearers skin so the full benefits of the stone can be appreciated.

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