January Birthstone – Garnet
Inspiration | Success | Regeneration | Vitality | Self-Confidence
Garnet is the birthstone for January and the gem for the second anniversary and it comes in many different colours. The word Garnet comes from the 14th‑century Middle English word “gernet”, meaning “dark red”. Also the name garnet is derived from the word pomegranate, because the deep red varieties of the gemstone resemble the seeds of the pomegranate fruit. Garnet is believed to bring a sense of calm, when worn.
Typical colours – Most often seen in red, but available in virtually all colours, including: pink, green, orange, yellow, brown and black
Garnet is a stone of regeneration and energising and can boost the energy of an entire system so as to revitalise it. Also, considered a stone of increasing commitment, honesty, hope, and faith. It is a stone of positive thoughts, which is said to dispel and relieve depression.
This stone cleanses and re-energises the chakras. It revitalises, purifies and balances energy, bringing serenity or passion as appropriate. Inspires love and devotion. It activates and strengthens the survival instinct, bringing courage and hope. Stimulates past-life recall. Sharpens perceptions of oneself and others. Garnet removes inhibitions and taboos. It opens the heart and bestows self-confidence.
A stone of commitment, Red Garnet represents love. It revitalises feelings and enhances sexuality, bringing warmth, devotion, understanding, trust, sincerity and honesty to a relationship. Red Garnet controls anger, especially toward the self.