January Birthstone Color
Rich, dark red is the most common color for this cherished January stone. Garnets come in a variety of colors, even greenish and orange. When most people think of the January birthstone, they think of the dark red variation of garnet. This is the most popular style for January birthstone jewelry.
Garnet’s Connection to January
With symbolic connections to love, friendship and perception, the red-hued January gemstone is a perfect fit for the month’s zodiac signs. Loyal Capricorns will connect to garnet’s symbolism of friendship. Analytical Aquarians will appreciate the newer ties of garnet to perception and clear-headedness.
Finding Garnet Birthstone Jewelry
We offer a wide selection of jewelry featuring January birthstones. You can choose from standalone garnet pieces or jewels with mixed gemstones or metals. Garnet is believed to bring extra luck to its January birthday wearers, but anyone can wear this beautiful gemstone.
Garnet’s January Birthstone History
January’s gemstone has been valued for centuries. Garnet jewelry was a common choice during Victorian times but dates back even further. In Medieval times, the January stone was believed to provide protection to its wearers. Ancient Egyptian pharaohs were known to wear garnet necklaces and ancient Romans would use garnet fobs to create customized wax seals.