The Birthstone of January The Garnet

During each month the birthstone of that month anything with that birthstone in it will receive a 10% discount






Garnet Red and Green

Garnet, the January birthstone, derived its name from the Latin word granatus, meaning like a grain - referring to how their crystals resemble seeds embedded in the matrix. Garnet comes in many colors, but a reddish brown is the most common. The use of garnets as a gemstone can be traced to prehistoric times. Noah is recorded using a garnet lantern to steer his Ark through the darkness of the night. Garnets are found in jewelry from ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman eras. Travelers wore garnets as they were considered talismans and protective stones, because it was believed garnets illuminate the night and wore off evil. Said to remove nightmares and depression. Today science says the proverbial luminosity of garnet is caused by its high refraction. The garnet gem stone beads have long been recognized for their use as an anti-inflammatory and blood-clotting agent. Some Asiatic tribes once used garnet semi precious stones as bullets, believing that the red stone would cause a more deadly wound than a leaden bullet. An ancient Greco-Roman tradition claims that when engraved with the image of a dragon and worn, the garnets gemstone beads bring riches, joy and good health.
The garnet bead keeps wife, mother and family safe. The red garnet gem stone beads represent profound love. The garnet bead provides abundance, increases intelligence, encourages education, honor and change. A garnet gem stone promotes truthfulness, healing and understanding. Garnets balance solitude and peace.


Linda Reichardt