January's Garnet Birthstone

Those celebrating a birthday in January can truly celebrate a new year along with the new year! If your birthday falls in January, you traditionally celebrate with the garnet birthstone, a rich, warm gemstone that takes on many varieties.

Garnet comes in a range of colors like green, orange, pink, and red. Red is the most common color Mozambique Garnet, glowing deep red with hints of orange and brown, reminds us of an autumn harvest or Indian summer. Wrapped in its warmth, we feel protected against the storms ahead. It's no wonder that Garnet was believed to have healing properties, particularly with diseases related to blood.

The rich hue of Mozambique Garnet enhances designs that blend the exotic flavors of India, Africa and the Orient. These styles reflect today's culturally rich society, giving Mozambique Garnet special appeal to those who seek a sophisticated yet organic look. The affordability of this gemstone also makes it readily accessible to shoppers who desire its smoldering splendor. The gem is used for January birthdays and the second and sixth wedding anniversaries.

Celebrities who celebrate a January include Kate Moss, Michelle Obama, Cuba Gooding Jr., Mel Gibson, and Bradley Cooper.


How to care for garnet birthstone jewelry

Garnet is rated "good" for everyday wear. Avoid exposure to heat and sudden changes temperature. To clean, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild soap and warm water, or clean in an at-home ultrasonic unit.


Our favorite garnet birthstone jewelry

Sterling Silver 1.40 Carat Total Weight Emerald Garnet & 0.96 Carat Total Weight White Topaz Earrings With Backs
14 Karat Yellow Gold 3.00 Carat Total Weight 9x7 Millimeter Emerald Cut Garnet Solitaire Necklace with 14KT 18" Chain
Juleve 5.30 Carat Center Oval Rhodolite Garnet & Round Diamond Ring. The Center Rhodolite Garnet Is Accompanied By 1.11 Carats Of Round Diamonds In A Halo Design With Elegant Accent Diamonds On The Side With A Row Of Diamonds On The Shank
3.60ct tw square garnet set with .09ct tw round brilliant diamond in 14kt white gold drop earrings


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Are you ready to find the perfect January birthstone gift? We invite you to visit Gold and Diamond Source at our Clearwater showroom to view our complete collection, or shop a selection of garnet birthstone jewelry online HERE.

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