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Garnet: January's Surprising Birthstone

Updated: Jan 11, 2022

It’s JANUARY! The month to celebrate your birthstone Garnet and the start of a new year!

Feeling the winter blues or struggle to keep your New Year's resolutions?

Well, If you have a January birthday or just want to BOOST your energy, feel more empowered and have the willpower to accomplish your goals, then a Garnet Gemstone is for you!

Garnet is actually the name of a group of minerals. So as a January birthday, this makes you very lucky to have so many choices.

So what are my choices you may be asking…

Well, The gemstones that make up the Garnet Group are Sooo diverse; they are as diverse, exciting and beautiful as all of you born in the month of January!

This group of gemstones comes in almost every color of the rainbow. You have your red, purplish pink, oranges, yellows, greens, colorless and even a color change.

This is why January is so lucky to have such a birthstone that is so Surprising.

Who knew that it comes in such a wide variety of colors, giving you a wide variety of choices and benefits!

What are the most Popular Types & How Can they Benefit you?

1. Almandite garnet:

The vibrancy of red is combined with the more muted, earthy overtones of brown in this color.

Almandite is the most abundant and plentiful of the Garnets and is the most popular for birthstone jewelry.

Wearing Almandite will:

  • Protect and Give you strength during difficult times

  • Increase your willpower

  • Shield you from all things negative

  • Boost your energy, passion, and confidence.

Choose Almandite if you need more willpower and energy.

2. Pyrope Garnet:

Pyrope is regarded as "living fire" because of its rich red hue.

The hue of its crystals ranges from rose red to deep crimson, with hints of scarlet, violet, and even indigo.

This darker red garnet is a stone of inspiration, giving you:

  • Vitality and Charisma

  • Assistance with stepping into and sharing your unique gifts and abilities.

  • A boost in your creative energy by aligning the Base and Crown Chakras

  • Increased passion, warmth and tenderness.

Choose Pyrope to boost your passions and creativity.

3. Rhodolite Garnet:

Rhodolite is a Pyrope Garnet variation that gets its name from two Greek words that mean "rose stone."

It has a lovely color range from rose red to pale violet.

Rhodalite is referred to as a Stone of Inspiration because it inspires love through the heart and mind.

When you wear this rosy gemstone, it:

  • Stimulates your sense of self-worth

  • Alleviates thoughts of inadequacy

  • Allows you to accept abundance on an emotional level

  • Aids in the recognition of your qualities and abilities, as well as encourages you to share them with others

Rhodolite is for you if you a boost in the emotional connection to your true self.

4. Spessartine Garnet:

Spessartine is often known as the Sun Garnet and is one of the rarer types of Garnets.

Its colors range from dark gold, orange, scarlet, and deep red in color.

Crystals can be pale yellow if virtually pure, however Almandine Garnet is almost always present creating a more orangey hue.

When you wear Spessartine, it helps to:

  • Engage your analytical side of mind.

  • Reduce anxieties.

  • Give you the confidence to make positive changes in your life.

Choose Spessartine to see things more practical and reduce any stress.

5. Tsavorite Garnet.

Tsavorite, of luscious green, embodies hope, peace, empowerment, and all things nurturing from Mother Earth.

It is a stone of riches and success that encourage gratitude and service to others.

Tsavorite is thought to

  • Improve fertility.

  • Strengthen your kidneys .

  • Benefit your membranes and skin.

  • Instill courage and self-assurance.

  • Promote relaxation.

  • Encourage service and cooperation.

  • Be incredibly helpful in maintaining a positive relationship with your partner.

  • Promote increased emotional clarity, love knowledge, and understanding for your mate.

Choose Tsavorite to boost emotional and physical healing as well as your relationships.

6. Demantoid Andradite Garnet.

Demantoid is the most rare and valuable of all of the Garnets.

The color ranges from very strong yellowish green to nearly the color of a fine emerald with a dispersion rate that is higher than diamond!

When you wear a Demantoid Garnet, it:

  • Promotes self-confidence and self-esteem by providing strength, stability, and equilibrium.

  • Stimulates creativity, willpower, and focus.

  • Helps open the Base, Heart, and Solar Plexus Chakras.

  • Opens the mind to higher thinking.

  • Helps Improves relationships.

Choose Demantoid to balance and strengthen your mind to improve your focus, thoughts and relationships.

Garnet is Perfect for Everyone

Garnets are strong, bright, and their color hues are vibrant. They are well-suited to fashion, which favors bold colors.

They're also one of the few gemstones on the globe that don't go through any kind

of gemological treatment.

Garnets are a GREAT choice for earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets because of their vibrant hues and sparkling brilliance.

Wearing Garnet Jewelry can:

  • Dress up a casual outfit.

  • Enhance a night out.

  • Or complement a black-tie ensemble.

Garnet's colors match all skin tones, allowing anyone to achieve a royal appearance.

Since there are so many colors, Garnets look great in all metal types: Yellow Rose and White gold, Silver and Platinum.

Garnets look especially stunning when worn with black or white, but they also look excellent with more neutral colors like rich greens and browns.

Now let me show you the BEST ways to wear Garnet Gemstones

The Best ways to Add Garnet Meaning & Benefits

1. Repurpose Garnet Jewelry:

If you have some old jewelry with Garnets around that you no longer wear or inherited, you can update into a new style or mix it with other old stones you may have.

Garnets are great for mixing and matching with other semi-precious stones or other Garnet colors.

A client of mine had sentimental childhood jewelry that sat in a box for quite a long time.

After she met me and learned how I can transform jewelry and keep those loving

memories alive, she decided to finally take it out of the

box and turn it into a ring that she can wear.

After consulting about her style, she chose to use the

Entwined ring from the Connections Collection to

create her NEW piece that she NOW loves to wear all of the time!

This is what she had to say about her NEW Entwined Garnet Ring!

"Jennifer recreated all of my childhood jewelry into one of the most gorgeous gold rings I now own. I get to wear everything again, and enjoy their new look while also keeping the sentimental value they have. Before these pieces were all just sitting in an old hidden jewelry box rotting away.

Now I get to have them back in my life, and in a way that reflects who I am today.

Jennifer is gifted with the ability to hear your needs...tune into your unique style and recreate something stunning and beautiful...and she exceeds your expectations!

I was floored when I saw the final product.

Thank you so much for bringing these meaningful pieces back to life and making them gorgeous! You’re amazing and gifted Jennifer!"

2. Custom Design:

If you LOVE Garnet because it is your Birthstone or for the Color or for the Benefits, you can incorporate it into a design custom made, just for you!

This client wanted to treat herself to a Garnet ring because it is her birthstone and she loves wearing red to boost her look and her mood.

I created this simple but elegant ring with a unique checkerboard cut Garnet that she wears on her middle finger.

14k Yellow Gold Garnet and Diamond Ring

3. Family Jewelry:

The best part of birthstones is to commemorate your loved ones by creating a piece customized to the birth month of each family member. This can be in the form of rings, pendants, charms, or anything else you like.

My pieces from the Currents Collection can be customized to create a commemorative family piece or get with just Garnet.

Red River Heart Necklace and Earrings

Red River Junction Necklace and Earrings

So step into the Amazing World of Garnet and enjoy all of its beauty and benefits for yourself!

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