Garnet for January Birthdays



Garnet is the gemstone for people born in January, with its history of being used as a gemstone going back to the Bronze Age.

Rhodolite Garnet

Rhodolite Garnet

If you have a belief in the metaphysical and spiritual properties of gemstones, garnet is said to inspire love, is energising and stimulates the metabolism.

Demantoid garnet

Demantoid Garnet

Garnet occurs naturally in a wide range of colours including red, orange, brown, green, yellow, and brown.

Tsavorite garnet

Tsavorite garnet

The traditionally coloured red garnet is a readily available and affordable gemstone.  However, the more sought after rare garnets include the orange spessartite garnet found in Nigeria, Mozambique and Namibia, green tsavorite garnets sourced on the border of Kenya and Tanzania and rose pink rhodolite garnet from North Carolina.  Perhaps the rarest of all the garnets are demantoids found only in Russia and Namibia.  The variability of the colour of garnets is a reflection of the gems' mineral composition.

Spessartite garnet

Spessartite garnet

Garnet is a fairly hard gemstone and is therefore suitable for everyday wear.

Click image below to view garnet jewellery

If you are interested in commissioning a piece of jewellery designed with garnet please contact me to discuss your bespoke piece; alternatively you may see an item in my shop that inspires you.

If you would like to see a quick overview of other birthstones you can view them here and gemstones for star signs can be found here  

Images of  Spessartite, Dermantoid and Tsavorite garnets attributed to: Rob Lavinsky, – CC-BY-SA-3.0 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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