Tuesday, January 8, 2013

January's Stone

January's gemstone is Garnet.  Since those born in January can be Capricorn or Aquarius their astral stones are said to be Amethyst.  However Garnet seems to be the commercially accepted gemstone for January.

This is a raw Garnet.  Garnets actually come in a variety of colors including green, yellow, orange, black, and of course red. Garnet is said to stimulate creativity, passion, and physical energy. The word Garnet may come from pomum granatum, which means pomegranate in Latin.

They certainly can look like pomegranate seeds!


  1. Wow I never knew the garnet can be many colors. The raw one is gorgeous!

  2. I adore Garnets. The red ones have such a rich, deep colour.
    The top necklace is so pretty.

  3. so rich and deep..I always love the stone in the raw

  4. What a neat blog! What a neat post!

    Thank you so much for your visit - I can tell I will enjoy coming back again.

    I can't believe how much that colour IS very much like pomegranate seeds! Those language gurus sure did know how to name things.

  5. They do look like pomegranate seeds.

  6. Garnets are so pretty and can be cost effective compared to rubies!! Love the piece you featured. Laura