The tradition of giving gifts of jewelry containing so-called birthstones dates back thousands of years, so each month, we are going to look at the stone corresponding to each zodiac sign. This month it's Capricorn. The positive traits of Capricorn are said to be:

  • * Stable
  • * Trustworthy
  • * Persistent
  • * Ambitious
  • * Patient

while the negative ones are believed to be:

  • * Rigid
  • * Materialistic
  • * Dull
  • * Conservative
  • * Cold

We don't know if that's true, but I'm sure there are a few heads nodding in agreement out there! The stone associated with Capricorn is the Garnet. The word "Garnet" actually means deep red, although the stone can be found in in many colors including red, orange, yellow, green, purple, brown, blue, black, pink, and even colorless, however the reddish shades are most common. The Garnet type used in jewellery is mostly sourced from America, China, and India.

In birthstone/astrological terms, Garnet is believed to influence both positive and negative personality traits of those born under the sign of Capricorn., and is associated with purity, truth, faithfulness and friendship. The healing properties of Garnet are said to be effective for health problems relating to the blood, heart and lungs, and even ussed to enhance sensuality and sexuality! So something for everyone :-) Whether or not you believe in its healing qualities, it's hard not to love its sumptous deep red colour. It's the perfect gift for anyone born in January! Here are some of our picks:
(L-R: Satya Garnet Lariat Necklace, Satya Garnet Tree of Life Bracelet, Evelyn Knight Sterling SIlver Garnet Coil Earrings)

Garnet Jewellery at aquaruby.com