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 BIRTHDAY INFO CARD
January birthstone - Garnet
January alternative birthstone - none
January birthstone color - deep red
January birth flower - Carnation
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