January Birthstone

The January Birthstone is Garnet

The official birthstone for the month of January is beautiful deep red garnet symbolizing trust, loyalty and compassion. January is one of the few months that only have one birthstone, so there is no alternative January gemstone.

Garnet is not in fact just one gemstone but a group of similar minerals occurring in a variety of colors. The deep red varieties are common and widespread and found in metamorphic rock on all continents. The types of garnet used in jewelry are andradite, almandine, grossular, spessartine and pyrope.

The word garnet is derived from words meaning ‘deep red’ and ‘seed’, possibly linked to the crystal’s similarity in shape and color to red pomegranate seeds. The January birthstone color is deep red and the main January birth flower is the carnation.

Garnet Tree of Life Birthstone Pendant by Phoenix Fire Designs
January Birthstone Jewelry
Garnet Tree of Life Pendant by Phoenix Fire Designs

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January Birthstone Garnet

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January birthstone - Garnet

January alternative birthstone - none

January birthstone color - deep red

January birth flower - Carnation

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January Birthstone Garnet

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