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January Birthstones

GarnetThe modern birthstone for January is Garnet. Garnet is also the traditional birthstone dating back to ancient calendars in many cultures. Other stones for January include Ruby, Carnelian, Sardonyx, Onyx, Hyacinth, Serpent Stone, Jacinth, Emerald. The Stone Color for January is commonly deep red. 

January Garnet Poem

By her who in this month is born,
No gems save Garnets should be worn;
They will insure her constancy,
True friendship and fidelity.
- Gregorian birthstone poem printed in Notes and Queries, May 11, 1889.

Birthstones for January

  Birthstone
Modern Birthstones Garnet
Traditional Birthstones Garnet
Ayurvedic (Ancient India) Birthstones Garnet
Arabic Birthstones Garnet
Herbrew Birthstones Garnet
Hindu Birthstones Serpent Stone
Italian Birthstones Garnet, Jacinth (Red Zircon)
Mystical (Tibetan origin) Birthstones Emerald
Polish Birthstones Garnet
Roman Birthstones Garnet
Russian Birthstones Garnet, Hyacinth (Red Zircon)
Astrological Birthstones (Aquarius: Jan-Feb) Garnet, Amethyst, Moss Agate, Opal, Sugilite
Planetary Stones (Uranus: Jan-Feb) Turquoise
Talismanic (Aquarius: Jan-Feb) Jasper