Skip to content

January is Garnet Click here for Garnets

"Your mind is a key, and whatever it unlocks, the greatest treasure of all." ~ Michael Bassey Johnson

Rather than being the name of a single mineral, “garnet” is actually the designation of a group of related silicate minerals. The colour of garnet is dependent on which “species” it belongs to, and what its chemical composition might be.

The name “garnet” comes from the Middle English word “gernet” (meaning “dark red”), and the Latin word “granatis” (from the word “granum”, meaning a grain or seed). The latter likely points to the garnet's similarity to pomegranate fruit, which produces small, but copious, amounts of vivid red fleshy seeds.

January Birthstone: Aquarius


Garnet has long been known to help remove impurities in not only one's blood and body, but also of one's inner self– helping to calm turbulent, or misaligned minds and bring about peace. In addition, garnets are keen on rekindling love and passion, bringing fire back to flagging relationships. Aquarians always benefit from garnet's helpful cleansing.

Garnets for Friendship and Strength


The normally small garnet belies its inner strength, as well as its ability to give strength and safety to its bearer, providing protection and instilling courage in those who may benefit from it, perfect for creating, maintaining and even repairing friendships.

to top