January Birthstone – Garnet

For those born in the month of January, the gemstone is garnet. Hindu religion will also recognize the serpent stone for this month, but for modern, Western society, the garnet is most familiar. Most people recognize this precious stone as a deep, almost blood red crystal. However, garnets can be found in brown, black, orange, […]

Garnet – Traditional January Birthstone

According to the American National Association of Jewelers, garnet is the traditional January birthstone. Garnets come in different shades and colors ranging from red, yellow, orange, blue, brown, purple and pink to colorless. The rarest of these gemstones is the blue garnet. These January gemstones exhibit unique light transmission qualities, making them appear to change […]