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January 8, 2013

January Birthstone: Garnet

Did you know that January's birthstone is the beautiful garnet?

"Garnet, the birthstone for January, signifies eternal friendship and trust and is the perfect gift for a friend. Garnet, derived from the word granatum, means seed, and is called so because of the gemstone's resemblance to a pomegranate seed. References to the gemstone dates back to 3100 B.C., when the Egyptians used garnets as inlays jewelry."
Source: American Gem Society

"The garnet continues to be the protective gem of journeyers. A gift of garnet is thought to be symbolic of love and the desire for a loved one's safe travel and speedy homecoming. It is January's birthstone, but far from being only a winter gem, the garnet, with its brilliance and multitude of colors, is truly one for any season."

We're loving this garnet-themed Polyvore board from a fellow blogger...

Do you own any garnet stones?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

January birthstone Garnet also increases sexual potency. Red garnet supports strong relationships and interest in others.