Birthstone Jewelry: 6 New Gorgeous Garnet Jewels for January Babies

This versatile gem comes in myriad colors, and some even believe it boosts energy and willpower

The Red Bull of gemstones? Possibly among those who believe that garnet is said to get your blood pumping—and not just because it’s often found in energizing red shades. According to GIA, “Garnets are a set of closely related minerals forming a group, with gemstones in almost every color.” From green (think tsavorite) to orange to the rouge we all know, garnets are a pretty, fairly durable (6.5–7.5 on the Mohs scale) jewel earmarked as the birthstone of January and the gem of second wedding anniversaries. What’s more, the red varieties are often relatively affordable, making ownership within reach for many. Here are six new styles to consider stocking.


Glam & Soul collection necklace in silver with garnets, $30; Thomas Sabo


Cuff in 14k gold with 0.33 ct. t.w. garnets and 0.05 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,520; My Story for Timeless Designs by Jacob & Bryan 


Rectangular pendant necklace in 14k gold with 19.95 cts. t.w. garnets, $2,100; Madhuri Parson


Earrings in 18k gold with 5.73 cts. t.w. rhodolite garnets and 0.5 ct. t.w. diamonds, $4,200; Madstone


Necklace in silver with a gunmetal finish and 101 cts. t.w. garnets, $4,500; 


Sol ring in 18k gold with 1.63 cts. t.w. Mandarin garnets and 0.91 ct. t.w. diamonds, $9,000; Erica Courtney

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