Gem of the Month
The first birthstone of the year is called the ‘Gem of Faith’, a stone that has the power to bestow eternal happiness, health and wealth on the owner, and is believed to create a powerful shield around the wearer by the stone for protection.
The January Birthstone, Garnet, is a deep red crystal, a revered and popular precious stone. The Garnet has long been used as a talisman for protection by tribes and sects. According to legend, possessing or wearing a garnet ensures success and health, for the stone is believed to possess curative powers.
Garnets are traditionally a deep, striking red, associated with fire and power in symbology. The ancient Egyptians hailed the Garnet as a symbol of life and the stone was renowned for its properties as far back as the wealthy Bronze age.
Garnet signifies victory, truth, purity, friendship, faith and protection. The January birthstone is said to symbolise happiness, deep and enduring friendships. The stone has been associated with awareness, commitment, insight and regeneration, countering negative forces and dark energies and bringing peace and tranquility to the wearer.