Garnet is the official birthstone for the month of January. Believe it or not, Garnet comes in every color except blue. Myth has it that Garnet's powers include healing, strength, and protection. Some resources even claim that if you wear Garnet often it will relieve inflammation of the skin, and that it aids in curing depression.
Garnet jewelry is a great adornment gift, especially with Valentines day coming up next month. It's the perfect token of love to give to your lover. Just as when choosing a diamond, consider the 4 C's when selecting garnet (cut, clarity, carats and cost). If you can't afford a genuine stone, many people opt to substitute with Cubic Zirconia or Swarovski Crystals. The Blessed Life Necklace from Runako Designs is a great gift (click image). This necklace comes with a it's own message card that tells the receiver the message behind the design. The necklace is Sterling Silver with silver components and a Swarovski crystal in the birth month color of your choice for only $49.00.
Whatever your choice, choose your jewelry purchase with love and the receiver will be thrilled.