Those born in January are lucky to have the beautiful garnet as their birthstone. We have put together a guide on everything you need to know about the garnet and what the precious gemstone means.
What colour is the January birthstone?
The colour of the January birthstone can vary but it is predominantly red in colour, however it can appear brown, black, green and even yellow.
What does the January birthstone look like?
The January birthstone garnet is typically a deep red gemstone. Molly Brown London uses a faceted gemstone in its jewellery allowing it to glisten in the light. Its sparkle is so intense and captivating that it is referred to as the “fire” gemstone by gemologists.
What does January’s birthstone mean?
The January birthstone Garnet gets its name from the Latin word ‘granatus’ meaning ‘seeds’ because of its resemblance to the red seeds of the pomegranate.
This special gemstone is said to protect the wearer from having nightmares, keep travellers safe from harm and provide directional guidance in the darkness. The garnet has traditionally been a symbol of faith, love and constancy. It is also thought to be a stone of healing and boosts the energy of the wearer.
Give the special girl in your life a beautiful piece of January garnet birthstone jewellery. Our Garnet January Birthstone Bracelet is a delicate chain bracelet that can be adjusted to fit her as she grows. Or why not gift her the Personalised January Birthstone Locket Necklace which is the latest addition to Molly Brown’s birthstone range, or treat the newest addition to the family to our Personalised January Birthstone Bangle. Check out our full January birthstone jewellery here.