January Birthstone January 04 2015
Today I would like to tell you about birthstone for those, who was born in January.
Traditional January birthstone is a Garnet - the name is derived from the Latin “granatum” which meant “pomegranate” because the crystals reminisce the seeds from this fruit;also following horoscope January is a month of the sign of Capricorn (between December 22 - January 20) which responds to Onyx, Ruby, Turquoise, Blue Topaz and Lapis Lazuli.
Anyway, the most common January birthstone color is undoubtedly red, specifically deep red. Garnet, the foremost birthstone for January, occurs most commonly as red stones. The symbolic meaning of the color red was was of fire and was associated with power and importance.
This gemstone is believed to bestow strength and protection, is also regarded as a symbol of friendship, exchanged between friends to express affection, and in the hope that they would meet again in the future.
Garnet is associated with purity, truth, faithfulness, saying is removing negativity. The healing properties of the January birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to the blood, heart, lungs and infection. The garnet is also used to enhance sensuality and sexuality.
Today, the most important sources for garnet are Africa, Sri Lanka, and India.