The January birthstone is the Garnet. The traditional properties closely associated with the Garnet birthstone are awareness, commitment, regeneration, insight and removing negativity and is thought to keep the wearer safe during travel.
Garnet is one of the most diverse gemstones. It comes in an extraordinary range of colours, although it’s most commonly known for its rich shade of red. In fact, the name Garnet is thought to be derived from the word pomegranate, because the more commonly found deep red varieties of the gemstone resemble pomegranate seeds. Garnet varieties and species actually come in a rainbow of colours, including orange, yellow and green. While rare, these gemstones can also come in blue and violet.