It won't surprise you to hear that the jewelry color of the month is the same as the birthstone, the deep red of garnet. Providing a stunning contrast to the grey skies and white, snow-bound land, garnet gives us a spark in the long winter month of January.
Fire and Ice
Nothing is more dramatic than mixing the color of the month with pearl for a true fire-and-ice combination. These earrings give the appearance of snow on fire with the mother of pearl drop under garnet Swarovski Austrian crystals.
Thinking about garnet birthstone jewelry for yourself or a loved one? Discover why this enchanting gem is much more than a January jewel.
- Over the centuries, garnets were believed to prevent and cure blood disorders and infections as well as stop bleeding, relieve skin inflammation, and ease depression.
- The name garnet has several possible origins, including from Old French (grenat) and Medieval Latin (granatum) meaning "of dark red color," or perhaps from the word pomegranate due to its resemblance to the shape of the seeds or the color of the pulp. It may also be from Medieval Latin granum "grain," in its sense of "cochineal, red dye."