What are birthstones?
Well, we live in a world of mystery and we are hugely surrounded by things which are alien to our knowledge. The concept of birthstones traces its lineage to the Bible and especially the days of Moses and the Ten Commandments. Biblically, birthstones are linked to the Jewish most high priests whose breastplates were believed to have a close bearing with the tablets made by Moses on the forty days he was in the mountain. Today, birthstones have become completely used for different purposes and meaning. Birthstones have become ingrained in many cultures today to represent different months of the year and months for which a particular month is represented signifies the time of the year and month during which someone is born.
Birthstones have been accorded different names and meaning and as discussed hereafter is a sneak previous of what these stones signify or stand for. The birthstone of January is called Garnet. January birthstone Garnet as it is called stands for or signifies what to do with being passionate, devoted and friendship. Further, it stands for vitality and balance. Garnet as birthstone is majorly mined in Africa but can also be found it countries like Czech Republic, Canada, USA and Thailand.
The January birthstone Garnet comes in different colors like yellow, pink, green, orange, black, brown and many others. However, the dominant color in which the January birthstone is found is reddish brown. Garnet traces its name to a popular pomegranate seed called granatum which was majorly found in Greece. In its early years, this birthstone was majorly used for making beads and other forms of jewelry. Today, the January birthstone has increasingly gained popularity among the precious stones known in history. The uniqueness with which it is revered is as admirable as the need to lay a hand on it.
Many birthstones are worth a lot of money and are considered precious stones, however, most birthstones are classified as semi precious stones and are not too valuable. They will cost you some money, but not like that of a diamond. For this reason there is an abundance of jewelry that is made with birthstones that you can pick up at an affordable price.