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Birthstone Month January - Garnet


January birthstone image - garnet

What do you buy for the birthstone month of January? Garnet gifts are the ideal gift for this month and January being the first month after Christmas can seem slow after the excitement of the festive season. Spend some time selecting unique and special gifts to surprise the birthday person.


We hope these suggestions will help you...

Garnet Nail Varnish and Lipstick

If you know the type of cosmetics the person you are purchasing the gift for, then you might be able to find garnet colored cosmetics for them.

Garnet Jewelry

Why not buy the birthday girl some garnets for her special day? There is a lot of choice ranging from bracelets, rings and pendants.

Garnet Tie and Cuff Link Set

Men are often more difficult to buy for so consider buying a tie with matching cuff links and handkerchief in garnet colors.

Swarovski Crystal

A Swarovski Crystal necklace made up of garnets. You may even want to buy earrings to match.

Garnet Emery Board

Purchase an emery board made of garnet. Buy some garnet colored nail polish to complete the set.

Plymouth Savoy

Always difficult to find something for a man, so why not purchase a 1963 Plymouth Savoy in metallic garnet.

Garnet Rogers

For those music lovers in your life, invest in some Garnet Rogers' CDs.

Birthstone Month January - Garnet Rings

Rings with garnets are available for both men and women. Often set as a single stone for men or surrounded by diamonds for women.

Garnet Books

Find a book with the word garnet in its title. 'Miss Garnet's Angel' by Salley Vickers might be a book considered as a gift. There are other books that have the word garnet in the title that could be suitable presents for either a man or a woman.



Purchase a bouquet of garnet colored flowers. Garnets are found in many colors so a bouquet made up with flowers of red, orange, yellow and purple will be acceptable. Maybe a vase to complete the gift.


Facts about Garnet

The usual color for a garnet is red, but can also be found in purple, red, orange, yellow, green, brown, black and colorless. The blue change garnet was found in the 1990's in Bekily, Madagascar, but this color remains extremely rare. Color change garnets are the rarest and blue is the rarest of these. It is expected that blue color-change garnets will become the most expensive to purchase. In natural light they are green, beige, brown, gray and blue, and when under incandescent light they become reddish or a purple/pink in color.

Garnets when found are all cubic in shape.

Garnets are often used as abrasives because of their hardness, 6.5 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale.

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