Birthstone Jewelry: Garnet Is the Birthstone for January

Garnet can be found in colors ranging from red to orange to green, and red garnet is one of the most common gems found in nature, according to the GIA. Red garnet is found in metamorphic rocks—those altered by heat and pressure—on every continent, while green garnet or tsavorite is more rare, and larger sizes are nearly impossible to find.

Other garnet types include demantoid, spessarite, and rhodolite; all garnets possess a similar crystal structure, but vary in chemical composition. To read more about garnet, visit the GIA website. Below are 12 garnet pieces to whet your appetite for this month’s birthstone.


Ring in platinum-bonded silver with simulated garnet, $140; Lafonn

Marla Aaron

Bracelet in sterling with 3 cts. t.w. mandarin garnets, $1,200; Marla Aaron

CliQ by Superfit

Band in 14k white gold with Superfit Technology and 0.25 ct. tsavorite garnet, $1,299; CliQ by Superfit


Earrings in silver with black rhodium with 2.6 cts. t.w. red garnet and 0.33 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,500; Mayson

Jane Taylor

Ring in 14k yellow gold with 1.2 cts. t.w. mandarin garnet, $2,120; Jane Taylor

ENA Fine Jewelry

Earrings in 18k gold with hand-engraved concentric rings and 6 ct. t.w. garnet cabochons, $3,200; ENA Fine Jewelry


Ring in 18k gold with smoky quartz shank and 9.18 ct. garnet cabochon and 0.3 ct. t.w. diamonds, $4,500; Sanalitro

Colette Steckel

Snake earrings in 18k black gold with garnet, pink tourmaline, citrine, and 0.2 ct. t.w. diamonds $5,800; Colette Steckel

Wendy Yue

Ring in 18k blackened gold with 2.96 cts. t.w. rhodolite garnets, 1.12 cts. t.w. pink sapphires, 2.55 cts. t.w. yellow sapphires, 1.14 cts. t.w. cognac diamonds, and 0.07 ct. t.w. tsavorite, $10,695; Wendy Yue

Yael Designs

Ring in 18k two-tone gold with 7.98 ct. garnet, 1.2 cts. t.w. diamonds, $20,869; Yael Designs

Omi Prive

Pendant in platinum with 18k rose gold with 6.22 ct. spessartite garnet, 0.31 ct. pear-shape diamond, 0.26 ct. round spessartite garnet, and 0.4 ct. t.w. brilliant-cut diamonds, $21,250; Omi Privé

Tamir Jewels garnet ring

Ring/pendant combination in platinum with 6.69 ct. mandarin garnet and 1.78 cts. t.w. single-cut diamonds, $38,000; Tamir Jewels

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