January Birthstone – Garnet

Capricorn: December 22 – January 19

Aquarius: January 20 – February 18

The word “garnet” comes from the Latin word “granatus” which roughly translates to “seed”,  This is a connection to their similarity to the look of pomegranate seeds. Another characteristic of garnets is their high refractive index which gives the impression that the gem is emitting light. Garnet is typically associated with the color red, but additionally comes in an extraordinary range of stunning hues, consisting of yellow, purple, orange and vibrant green.  

The January birthstone helps to change one’s world with expansion in awareness and manifestation. Stone of commitment to purpose, to others and to oneself. Reflects the attributes of devotion and love. Balances and stimulates the development and movement of the Kundalini. Discourages chaotic, disruptive and disorganized growth. Purifies, cleans and eliminates disorders.

Garnet is called a “commitment stone,” making it a perfect gift to symbolize commitment. Wearing a garnet can help balance and  soothe emotional distress. The January birthstone increases your flow of energy offering hope and stability. Garnet is  a popular stone of choice for all things relating to love, bringing passion and courage.