January is the Month for Garnet
January birthstone jewelry is usually made from Pyrope - one of the lovely deep red varieties of garnet. The January birthstone Garnet is believed to be associated with trust, loyalty and compassion.
Jewelry set with Garnet gemstones is an ideal personal and meaningful gift for your friends and relatives with birthdays in January. Or choose a piece for yourself to wear during the month of January.
Browse the selected January birthstone jewelry below - handmade by skilled artisans with quality, natural gemstones. The images and links will take you to that designer's online store where you can view further information.
January Birthstone Rings set with Garnet
Stephanie of Metalicious, based in New York USA, took a metalsmithing class on a whim in 1995 and has never looked back. Running an ethical business is very important to her and Stephanie only uses reclaimed or recycled fine metals and ethically sourced gemstones in her jewelry. The green ethic extends to office supplies and packaging to ensure her business makes as little impact on the environment as possible, so helping towards a better future for her children.
Here is a selection of Stephanie's unique January birthday rings set with the traditional deep red Pyrope garnet, as well as green Tsavorite garnet and pink Rhodolite garnet:
January Birthstone Necklaces with Raw Garnet
Brittany of Catching Wildflowers in Maryland, USA adores creating unique jewelry with raw stones and crystals which she calls gifts from the earth. She has a passion for creating with her hands and loves to design unusual and inspirational pieces. Most of her necklaces have a choice of sterling silver or gold filled chains.
Here is a selection of her unique January birthday necklaces with raw garnet:
January Birthstone Earrings set with Garnet
January birthstone earrings can be set with raw or cut Garnet gemstones. A pair of raw or rough gemstones set in earrings will unlikely be identical in shape but cut and polished stones can be shaped to be as similar as possible.
The birthstone color for January is deep red so you may also find January jewelry made with deep/dark red colored glass or synthetic beads. Always check jewelry descriptions carefully so you know if the piece contains real gemstones or synthetic stones. Real gemstones will have flaws and impurities and synthetic stones will be flawless and clear. All are equally beautiful and it just depends what you prefer.
The following designers use natural Garnet in their stunning January birthday earrings:
January Birthstone Bracelets with Garnet Gemstones
Throwin' Stones is a family business that started in 2001 and is based in North Carolina, USA. They personally travel to the source of the crystals to ensure their suppliers operate ethically and to verify the authenticity of the stones. Besides lovely gemstone jewelry, Throwin' Stones also stocks a beautiful selection of mineral specimens and loose crystals.
Here are some of their stunning January birthday bracelets featuring Garnet gemstones, as well as a wrap bracelet from another designer:
January Birthstone Necklaces with Garnet set in Argentium Silver
David and Helen Worcester are the owners of Verbena Place Jewelry , California USA, both holding jewelry certifications and have been in business for many years. David is the jewelry designer and producer and Helen sources the gemstones and takes care of the administration. All their jewelry is set in Argentium 960 silver - a bright, tarnish resistant, recycled silver.
David uses both red Mozambique Pyrope garnet and pink Rhodolite garnet in his exquisite January birthday necklaces:
Garnet Birthstone Rings set in Gold or Platinum
For those that are looking for an extra special ring for a milestone birthday, an engagement or wedding anniversary - these exquisite fine jewelry garnet birthstone rings are set in gold or platinum. Together with the garnet gemstones the accent stones are diamond, moissanite or white sapphires. The talented designers of these beautiful birthstone rings are Jewel Ice and Winged Lion and vintage rings from Jewelry Authority, all based in the USA.