January Birthstone

The January Birthstone is Garnet

The birthstone for January is garnet and the January birthstone color is deep red. The beautiful warm garnet gemstone is associated with trust, loyalty and compassion.

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.


January Birthstone Garnet


January birthstone - Garnet

January alternative birthstone - none

January birthstone color - deep red

January birth flower - Carnation



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Zodiac birthstone Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 20)

Zodiac birthstone Aquarius (Jan 21 - Feb 19)

January Birthstone Garnet

Capricorn Horoscope 2017
Capricorn Horoscope 2017
by Joseph Polansky
(Dec 22 - Jan 20)


Aquarius Horoscope 2017
Aquarius Horoscope 2017
by Joseph Polansky
(Jan 21 - Feb 19)


These bestselling astrological guides contain: • A personality profile • A forecast for the year ahead – what you can expect in terms of wealth, home, health, social and love life • A month-by-month forecast of your best days and worst days – the ideal days to attract love, money or success, and when it’s better to just stay in bed!  Joseph Polansky is a leading US astrologer who has been practicing astrology for over 20 years.

I read my guide for 2017 (Taurus) and thoroughly enjoyed it. The author writes in a very easy to read style and I can now check it each month for the year ahead. *Mandy


January Birthstone Jewelry

Garnet Tree of Life Pendant by Phoenix Fire Designs on Etsy
Garnet Tree of Life Pendant
by Phoenix Fire Designs

January Garnet Articles

Garnet - various types and colours
Garnet Types and Colors
Source: American Gem Society


January Birthday Card

January Birthday Card with January Flowers by Illumination LLC
January Birthday Card with January Flowers
by Illumination LLC


Birthstone Charts

Monthly Birthstones - Modern Birthstone Chart