What is the birthstone for January?

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January babies need a bit of colour

The holidays are over, the new year is crisp, but the days are still dark and the nights long. So January babies need a bit of colour. Luckily for them, they can have it. People born in the first month have the good fortune to call garnet their birthstone, which comes in a dazzling array of colours.

Are all garnets red?

Most garnets are a gorgeous red, ranging from the heart of a deep sunset to the edge of burnt orange. But they can also be found as a vibrant emerald green in the form of a tsavorite or green garnet, an unusual demantoid garnet, beautiful pinky purple as a rhodalite garnet, or a deep yellow in the form of a hessonite garnet. Other varieties include garnets in a range of orange, yellow, pink, purple and red hues.

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Egyptian Pharaohs, Romans, Bohemians, and now you…

The garnet’s variety means there is a gemstone to suit every skin tone and every metal, you can choose to compliment or contrast: a red garnet in red gold or a tsavorite in platinum – match your birthstone jewellery to the recipient. The garnet wearer will be joining a long illustrious line of others who have worn these sumptuous stones: from Egyptian Pharaohs to Romans and Bohemians, and now to you. Happy birthday! It’s going to be a good year.

What do you buy for people born in January?

Be inspired by some of our garnet, January birthstone jewellery gift ideas.

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