“By her who is this month was born
No gem save garnets shall be worn
They will ensure her constancy
True friendship and fidelity.”
Traditionally garnet is your birthstone if you were born during the month of January. Most commonly thought of as a red stone, there are in fact many different colours of garnet – black, red, green and even colourless.
The garnet is associated with purity, truth, faithfulness and friendship as the poem suggests, and the metaphysical properties for garnet are awareness, commitment, regeneration, insight and removal of negativity. As well as being effective for healing health problems related to the blood, heart and lungs, it is also said to enhance sensuality and sexuality. Symbolizing a light heart, loyalty and enduring affections, it would seem to be a lovely gift for someone you love who has a birthday in January.
Rose quartz is the modern birthstone for January. Rose quartz is known as the Love Stone – the stone that opens the heart to all the different forms of love – self love, familial love, romantic love and platonic love. A most happy and loving stone.
It is said that wearing a piece of jewellery containing your birthstone gem will bring you protection and good luck – so here’s a selection for you to browse through – hope you find something you love.
Happy birthday January Babes!