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January Birthstone Spotlight: Garnet

The birthstone for January is garnet. Keep reading to learn more about this gorgeous gemstone and to shop garnet jewelry!

  • Bezel Set Solitaire Garnet Ring | $575

    This ring from In Style by Rafael is crafted from 14k yellow gold and features a 1.45 carat emerald cut garnet.

  • Garnet Halo Pendant | $995

    A lovely red garnet is set in 14k yellow gold and surrounded by a diamond halo in this gorgeous pendant from In Style by Rafael. The oval garnet is 4.00 carats, the diamonds total 0.10 carats, and the matching chain is included.

  • Garnet and Diamond Stud Earrings | $495

    These earrings from In Style by Rafael are crafted from 14k white gold and feature 0.26 total carats of round garnets and 0.07 total carats of diamonds around the halos.

Garnet Background

Garnet is known for its beautiful deep red color, however, garnet can be found in less common colors such as green, orange, and even blue. This birthstone is known to represent loyalty. Ancient Egyptians also believed garnet was the symbol of life. Red garnet is one of the most common gemstones, as it is found in metamorphic rocks on every continent. 

This birthstone has a rich history dating back hundreds of years. Garnet necklaces were highly prized by the pharaohs of Egypt and were often buried with them as valuable possessions for the afterlife. This gemstone was also popular among the clergy and nobility and was widely traded.