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January birthstone gift guide

In the month of new resolutions it comes as no surprise that garnet, the birthstone for January, represents regeneration, vitality and success.

Garnet takes it's name from the Latin word 'Garanatus', meaning 'seedlike' in reference to the pomegranate. 

                    

Garnets have long been used as a protective talisman and are thought of as a traveller’s stone. Many early explorers and warriors liked to carry a garnet to protect them. It was believed to light up the night and protect its bearer from evil and disaster.

Here are some links to some of our favourite garnet jewellery, from other makers as well as ourselves: 

 

Clockwise from top left: January birthstone bracelet, Garnet bracelet by Astley Clarke,  Martha birthstone braceletGarnet and silk bracelet by Wanderlust,

Clockwise from left: Mini garnet ring EtsyRaw garnet ring by Ringcrush Etsy,  garnet ring BlissjJewellery Etsy, 

Clockwise from left: Celeste silver and garnet necklace,  Garnet pendant by Astley Clarke