The rich red garnet color will light up her ears with the Sterling Silver Marcasite and Garnet Colored Glass Teardrop Earrings. Each detailed earring contains a glass marcasite stone that hangs 44mm in length. The earrings are detailed with sterling silver swirls, complete with stud adornments to create an edgy yet elegant look. The glass see-through finish allows the detailing to show on all sides of the earring, a unique feature of the material. A great accessory for her style, day or night.
January Birthstone: Garnet
Garnets come in a variety of colors but are best known for their deep red shade. January’s birthstone is associated with faithfulness, sincerity, truth, and grace, and those born in this month are said to be loyal, devoted friends.
History of Birthstones
Chances are you can name your birthstone, but have you ever wondered how certain stones came to be associated with particular months? Most gem scholars trace the tradition to the Old Testament story of Aaron, whose breastplate was decorated with twelve precious stones, one for each of the twelve tribes of Israel. Over time, these stones were linked with certain powers and tied to particular astrological signs, and later to calendar months.
There are many variations of birthstone lists, including Mystical birthstones, which originate from Tibet and date back over a thousand years, and Ayurvedic birthstones, associated with ancient Indian medicine and beliefs. Birthstones have also been tied to ancient Pagan religions, and even to the collective wisdom of the legendary lost city of Atlantis.
The Modern birthstone list, perhaps the most universally known, was released by the American National Association of Jewelers and officially adopted in 1912. Whether you embrace birthstone lore, or look upon it with a skeptical eye, there is an undeniable appeal to collecting a beautiful gemstone that is reputed to hold special power, meaning, and good fortune just for you.