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January Birthstones

Garnet is the traditional, as well as the modern January birthstone. It was designated as the gemstone of ancient Roman, Italian, Russian, Polish, Arabic, Hebrew, and old Hindu calendars. Garnet is believed to bestow protection and strength, and symbolizes faith, constancy, and cheerfulness. Garnet is also regarded as a symbol of friendship, exchanged between friends to express affection and on the hope that they would meet again.

 Red Zircon, also known as hyacinth or jacinth was the January birthstone in the ancient Russian and Italian calendars. Red Zircon is believed to enhance peace or mind, as well as bring prosperity.

 Emerald is the birthstone for January in the old Tibetan calendar. This January birthstone is a green variety of beryl and is one of only four gemstones regarded as precious stones in modern day. Emeralds impart mental clarity, strengthens memory, inspires a deep inner knowing and broadens vision. Emerald is extremely beneficial to mutual understanding within a group of people, stimulate cooperation.

 Jasper is the Special Apostle January birthstone. This gem sustains and supports during times of stress and brings wholeness and tranquility. When Jasper is used in healing, it unifies all aspects of your life.

 Onyx is the Guardian Angel birthstone for January. It is a banded variety of chalcedony quartz mineral. Onyx is strength-giving. It provides support in difficult or confusing circumstances and during times of enormous physical or mental stress. Onyx promotes vigor and stamina. It aids in learning lessons, imparting self-confidence, and helping you to be at ease in your surroundings.