January Birthstone: The Ravishing Red Garnet
The first month of the new year, January. The celebration of new beginnings and self-improvement. January sets the tone for happiness, health and wealth we hope to see continue throughout the year. Many put their best foot forward hoping to start the year off right. The Garnet gemstone couldn’t be any more suitable for any other month. The gemstone comes in various colors. However, the Red Garnet is most popular and represents the birthdays in January.
A red Garnet has the vivid color of a pomegranate seed. Its usage dates back to BC times and can be found all over the world. The stone comes from a mineral that produces very durable gemstones. Used by Royals and the Rich, Garnet gemstones have remained popular throughout the years.
Legends say Garnet gemstones bring peace, prosperity, and good health. It also symbolizes valued and deep bonded friendship. If you are looking for the perfect gift for a January birthday, you are in luck. Designed custom jewelry with Garnets is a great way to create a one of kind gift.
Know your design
Garnets are used in a variety of settings. Earrings-studs or chandeliers are great for showcasing the Garnets true beauty. Pendant necklaces make a bold statement to any attire.
Typically White Gold and Yellow Gold are ideal for Garnet pieces. The yellow hues and silver tones bring out the vibrant red color of the gemstone. Silver is also an option, but be careful when pairing with metals like Rose Gold. The pink hues may clash with the red of the gemstone, this is where picking the right gemstone is important.
Pick your Shade of Red.
Just like Garnets come in different colors, they are also found in various shades of red. Don’t assume that all Garnets are the same color of red. This is important to your design and the style you are trying to create. The shade of red will complement your design or destroy it. Make sure you do your research and work with a jeweler you can trust.
Master Jewelers has 20-plus years of experience in the jewelry industry. From creating the design to purchasing the right gemstones, our master artisans will provide their expertise every step of the way. Visit us online or come into our Master Jewelers Indianapolis location, and we will help you create a one of kind gift.