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Top 10 facts for January babies! The Garnet

Happy birthday New Year babies! The fiery red garnet is your stone, boasting a rich and storied history. It has been known to symbolize many virtuous qualities, including a light heart, loyalty and enduring affections.

Here we have 10 facts about this gem:

♥ They Aren’t All Red

In fact, garnets exist in many colors, including black, green, or even colorless. While the garnet is actually found in so many colors, most people associate the birthstone with its deep, firey red hue. For this reason, most birthstone jewelry designed for those with a January birthday use this color stone.


♥ They Were Once Thought to Hold Medicinal Powers

If your loved one with a January birthday is interested in holistic healing they will be happy to hear about garnet’s past as a medicinal stone. In Medieval times, they were thought to protect its wearer against poisons, wounds and bad dreams, as well as cure depression.

♥ Its a gem for Kings & Queens! 

Ancient Chinese lore says that these fiery red precious stones are tiger souls transformed into gems. This sentiment of power, royalty and grace, which the tiger represents, are evident in all of the garnet’s history. In the past, it’s high value and symbolism meant it could only be worn by emperors and queens.

♥ It protects you?

Even the Romans used it for protection! During the time of the Roman Empire, many believed garnet stones could protect travelers. If it glinted and sparkled, it was as a warning of approaching danger. Why not wear it as an amulet next time you go on a trip?


♥ What did the astrologers say?

Astrologers promise that garnets bring you love, especially if you were born in January or under the sign of Capricorn as it is January’s birthstone. It’s power lies in the blazing red colour and sparkle, a gemstone that evokes passionate feelings. Many people claim it can attract romance into your life.

♥  Where is the name from?

It’s crystals look similar to the glossy red seeds of a pomegranate. The gem’s name comes from the Latin word granatus, meaning “seeds”.


♥ Positive mind, positive attitude!

The garnet is believed to remove negativity and bring about positive changes in the person who wears it.

♥  We’re all about natural stones…

Garnet colours are always natural and they are not treated or enhanced in any way.


It’s a celebratory stone!

This gem is perfect for marking life’s important occasions. From big celebrations to personal milestones. It’s also the official gem for 2nd and 18th wedding anniversaries. And it’s a particularly meaningful birthday gift for people born in January.

♥  Celebrate the January baby

People whose birthstone is garnet, have strong spirit and amiable nature, do you know a January baby who deserves a garnet for their birthday?

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