Birthstone for January: Garnet

Passion • Joy • Energizing

Garnet is a stone of regeneration and energizing.  It can boost the energy of an entire system and revitalize it, and is said to be stabilizing in that it can bring order to chaos. Garnet derives its name from either of the medieval Latin words Granatum, “pomegranate”, referring to it’s colour or granum, the name of a red dye. However, Garnet is found in many colors including red, orange, yellow, green, purple, brown, blue, black, pink, and colorless, with reddish shades most common.


Garnet is the traditional birthstone for January.

Properties of Garnet

Garnet encourages you to go out, seize the day and live life to its fullest potential. It consistently reignites your passion and motivates you to focus on the things that bring you joy, pleasure and happiness. It helps rid you of negative emotions, stabilizing your mind and keeping you connected to the present. Garnet is said to attract or reinvigorate a current romantic relationship, and is thought to lead one toward success, romance, loyalty and emotional balance.

Sources of Garnet

Most Garnets are a variety of aluminium silicates. Their hardness varies from 6.5 to 7.5. Garnets are found in India, Afghanistan, Austria, Czech Republic, Mexico, Greenland, Africa, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Madagascar, Sweden and the USA.

Garnet Jewellery

Have a look at our beautiful Garnet jewellery...rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings.


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