Each month, JCJ will be posting some fun information about the birthstone of the month. First one of year is January!! Garnet is the birthstone for January as well as the stone that celebrates the 2nd anniversary of marriage.
Garnet is an intense, vivid, and deep red semi-precious stone that is believed to bring good health and peace to one’s home. It relates to the elemental astrological signs of Leo, Virgo, Capricorn, and Aquarius.
Garnet is most know for it’s blood red color but it is not widely known that the stone also comes in a variety of other colors such as pink, green, violet, yellow, and orange.
Garnet is the “stone of health”, as it extracts negative energy from the chakras and transforms that energy to a positive state. It aids in purification, cleansing, and elimination of that which is in disorder. It is a stone believed to help treat disorders of the spine and spinal fluid, bone, cellular structure and composition, heart, lungs, and blood. It has been used in the treatment to equilibrate sexual energies and to enhance the assimilation of iodine, calcium, magnesium, and Vitamins A, D, and E. It can help to both repair and prevent damage to RNA/DNA structures. All garnets will help to speed up any healing process.
Ancient wise men of medicine used to place garnets inside open wounds to stop bleeding and precipitate clotting. Ancient Indian and Persian warriors used to wear the stone as an amulet to ward off pestilence, plague and the evil eye.
Use coupon code JAN16 for 25% off anything in the JCJ shop - check out these brand new garnet stud earrings in honor of January birthdays! (I am a Capricorn myself, Jan 16th so I rock a pair of these all the time!)