Discover the dazzling garnet birthstone in Eternate’s collection of gold birthstone jewelry: boasting a beautiful selection of fierce and stylish garnet birthstone rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. The word “garnet” comes from the Latin for “pomegranate seeds,” “garanatus.” With its lusty red color, the birthstone of January stands for friendship and love. A perfect gift not just for those born in January but everyone, these pieces of beautiful garnet jewelry are sure to turn heads.
Garnet Birthstone Jewelry FAQs
Garnet is the birthstone of January, though it is not only individuals born in January that wear garnet jewelry. Symbolizing friendship and love, garnet, with its dense, saturated red color is a favorite of many.
January’s birthstone garnet is a gem with positive vibrations. Garnet is thought to stimulate creativity and passion as it removes the energetic and emotional barriers. It also symbolizes love and friendship.
As lesser known gemstones, garnets are often mistaken for rubies because of their red color. However, the two are in fact different birthstones. Garnets come from a group of silicates; rubies are a red variety of aluminum oxide (or corundum). Rubies are much rarer than garnets and accordingly are more expensive. While garnets have a saturated, deep red color, rubies have a lighter and more vibrant color. Both stones have inclusions. Garnets’ inclusions normally only appear when looked at through a jeweler’s hoop. But rubies’ inclusions can be visible to the naked eye.