The 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.
|Ayurvedic (Ancient India) Birthstones||Garnet|
|Hindu Birthstones||Serpent Stone|
|Italian Birthstones||Garnet, Jacinth (Red Zircon)|
|Mystical (Tibetan origin) Birthstones||Emerald|
|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|