Thursday, January 2, 2014

January Birthstones

Birthstones-Month of January

By her who in this month (January) is born

No gem save garnets should be worn;

They will ensure her constancy,

True friendship, and fidelity. 

~ Tiffany & Co. published this poem and others for each month for the first time in a pamphlet in 1870. The author or authors are unknown.

Faceted round and raw garnet gemstones shown with an emerald-cut garnet ring

Sun Signs:  ***Capricorn (Ruby, Garnet, Onyx), Aquarius (Amethyst)

15th- 20th century- Garnet

U.S. (18th-19th century)- Garnet

U.S. (*modern)- Garnet

Britain (modern)- Tanzanite, turquoise

Hindu- Serpent Stone

Ruby, Onyx and Amethyst
 *The American, National Association of Jewelers met in Kansas and officially adopted a list which was and is used as the “modern” version of birthstones with very limited changes.

You may also like some other birthstone posts from this blog:

***Some sources also list Jet and Lapis Lazuli as birthstones for Capricorn


  1. What a lovely to see this january birthstone and thanks for providing this nice collections as well. Yes, that's all are very much true that you have said in here about this january birthstone and already I have taken this for me as well. Thanks

    1. So glad you enjoyed! Please look for the other months that are posted as well as those that have yet to be put on the blog. Follow me and get notification when they post! :) Thank you so much.


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