The birth stone of January is the beautiful dark red stone Garnet.
It more commonly can be seen in dark red but can also be pink, green, orange, yellow, brown and black.
The stone is known for its properties in revitalising, purifying and balancing energy.
It is worn to create cheerfulness and courage, it is especially popular with travellers.
It is given a 2nd wedding anniversary present.
The name comes from the Latin for pomegranate seeds ‘Garanatus’