January is a month associated with new beginnings. The coming of the New Year brings about new life and resolutions for many. This month has seen various birthstones throughout the years and the world, though one remains an absolute constant. Curious? See below for January’s birthstones!
Garnet is the one consistent birthstone of January, dating back to the 15th century and all the way up through today. Its rich, red coloration has been treasured by for centuries, being commonly used for jewelry and decoration. Moreover, Garnet is a stone of passion, protection, deep emotion, and strength. Folklore states that this gemstone was often exchanged between friends as a token of affection and gratitude.
Ancient Italian calendars mark red zircon as the birthstone for January. This beautiful red stone is thought to soothe the mind and bring about prosperity in one’s endeavors.
The stone of successful love is also the ancient Tibetan birthstone for January. Emerald promotes loyalty, compassion, and domestic bliss by opening and calming the heart chakra.
This strange stone is the ancient Hindu birthstone for January. Serpent stone (or snake stone) is shrouded in mystery, with experts debating its origin and folk properties to this day. It may even be a fossil of some kind!
Birthstones at Crystal Life
We hand-select all our stones here at Crystal Life. After hundreds of thousands of years in the earth, they are eager to begin work with their new human partners! When stones arrive at Crystal Life they are welcomed warmly by staff members and the store’s resident nature spirits. The stones are energetically cleared on a regular basis, to help them maintain their own inherent peaceful characteristics and personalities while being visited by so many store guests.
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