Those born in the month of January might already be aware that their birthstone is garnet, and this deep, ruby red hued stone is a popular one when it comes to beautiful jewellery. But garnet has its own qualities which make this gemstone even more covetable.
It’s said that garnet represents truth, faithfulness, friendship and purity, so if you’re looking to widen your social circle or keep your best friends close, garnet is the perfect stone to wear. By wearing garnet you can improve your awareness and insight, and the stone is also said to banish negativity, making it a great choice for the cold, dark January days. Garnet is also reputed to enhance your sensuality and sexuality, so you could wear it for that romantic birthday meal your other half is planning!
Many leading jewellery brands incorporate garnet into their pieces, and popular brand Pandora has some lovely pieces in their range. Their January birthstone ring is a simple, twisted band of sterling silver with a central garnet – simply stunning. Matching garnet studs are also available and would make an ideal gift for anyone born in January. Thomas Sabo also have a great range of synthetic garnet necklaces and charms – their Crowned Heart pendant is sure to be popular with anyone who loves sparkle!
Birthstones are gemstones that accompany a birth month, each having a unique meaning and historical significance. The popularity of birthstones dates back to ancient times when civilizations believed that gemstones had incredible powers such as luck, health and prosperity.
Head to the stores of Hatton Garden to find your ideal garnet jewellery!