All You Need To Know About January Birthstones

There are many famous personalities born in January belonging to the field of acting, science, sports etc. Surely some of you or some of your loved ones are January born too. January is the first month of the year and so when a baby born in January, the baby is seen as the start to fresh things and a sign of hope just like the New Year.

January Birthstone

And it is only fitting that the birthstone of a January born is a stone which is believed to be filled with healing and rejuvenating abilities and that stone is called Garnet. Garnet symbolizes peace, prosperity and good health. Some even say that if you are feeling disconnected or misaligned with your life, garnet can bring balance to your life. Let us see more facts and significance of garnet along with the history of the stone.

History of garnet

The word “garnet” is derived from Latin word “granatum” meaning seed, signified from the bright red seeds of pomegranate. The king of Saxons used to have a garnet stone over 465 carats. Many Bohemian churches and castles were decorated using garnet. Today garnets are found in a wide range of jewellery ranging from rings and ear rings to pendants and tiaras.

Properties of garnet

Garnets are basically found in red color but it can be dark red or brownish red according to the gemstone’s mineral composition. Garnets are also available in pink, orange, deep brown, green etc. There are some garnets that can appear olive green or pale pink when exposed to natural and artificial light. Garnet ranges from 7 to 7.5 on the hardness scale. The oldest garnet jewellery dates back to 3000 BC that proves its durability. Garnets are found in Africa, Madagascar, Russia, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the United States.

Significance of garnet

Garnet is mainly known for its healing capabilities physically and mentally. Garnet helps you in detoxifying your body and revitalizing by purifying the energy of your body and cleanses spirit and mind. Garnet promotes self-empowerment and higher thinking and it also enhances creativity and helps you in all your endeavors. Garnet also symbolizes deep and lasting friendship.

Powers of garnet

Garnet is believed to bring happiness, prosperity and good health to the home. But legend also has it that whoever commits bad acts wearing garnet are destined to a very bad fortune. Garnet was used as a healing stone for diseases related to blood and respiratory system.


If you are looking to buy garnet then you can buy it from a store or you can order it online. But if you opt for online purchase then look for Natural Gems For Sale which will get you good deals for garnet. Let garnet bring you and your loved ones prosperity and health.

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