January’s Birthstone: Garnet

January has come, bringing the garnet! A deep and rich red which almost looks black in the shade, the garnet is a strong stone, bringing the wearer self-confidence, willpower and perseverance. Associated with the thyroid and spleen, it is also a stone for deep meditation.

Good for business, it attracts success and gives vitality needed to go forward.

Although garnets come in many colors, today, garnet usually refers to the red variety. Today’s garnets come largely from the African continent.

A couple of pieces I’ve made using garnet:

Contact if you would like to design your own piece with garnet and other stones for a prosperous 2013!

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