Birthstone for January - Garnet

The traditional birthstone for January, Garnet is a stone of regeneration and energizing. It can boost and revitalise your energy, and is said to be stabilising 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.