January’s birthstone, garnet, is thought to keep the wearer safe during travel. Garnet is the stone that celebrates the 2nd anniversary of marriage. The name “garnet” comes from the Latin word “Garanatus,” meaning “seedlike,” in reference to a pomegranate. This reference makes sense as small garnets look like the bright red seeds you find inside in a pomegranate.
Associated with the First Chakra, it is a stone of physical love and relationships, and a spiritual stone of psychic protection.
Associated with the Base, Sacral, Solar Plexus and Heart Chakras, Grossular Garnet is a deeply spiritual stone. Pyrope Garnet is a mesmerizing stone, described as "living fire."