The January Birthstone is Garnet
The official birthstone for the month of January is beautiful deep red Garnet symbolizing trust, loyalty and compassion, and the January birthstone color is deep red.
January is one of the few months that only have one birthstone, so there is no alternative January gemstone.
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.
Ruby is one of the Zodiac birthstones for Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 20) and Garnet is one of the Zodiac birthstones for Aquarius (Jan 21 - Feb 19).
The birth flowers for January are the Carnation and Snowdrop.
Garnet jewelry is the gift given to celebrate a second wedding anniversary.
January Birthstone Color: Deep Red
The January birthstone color of deep red comes from the January gemstone Garnet, of the deep red variety.
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. Pyrope is the dark red variety commonly set in January birthstone jewelry.
JANUARY BIRTHDAY SYMBOLS
January birthstone: Garnet
Alternative birthstone: none
Birthstone color: deep red
Birth flower: Carnation
Zodiac star sign: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 20)
Zodiac star sign: Aquarius (Jan 21 - Feb 19)
2nd wedding anniversary: Garnet
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