January Birthstones: Garnet & Rose Quartz
January babies have two extremely healing gemstones for their month! Garnet comes from the Latin word that means pomegranate. Tasty huh! Garnet isn't a single mineral, and happily has different species that range in shades of red, orange, green and shades of brown. All species of garnets possess similar physical properties and crystal forms but differ in chemical composition. The different species are pyrope, almandine, spessartine, grossular (varieties of which are hessonite or cinnamon-stone and tsavorite), uvarovite and andradite. See wikipedia or minerals.net for more! Rose Quartz is one of our best-selling stones for the past 20 years!! It's all about love, love, and more love, and who doesn't need more of that? We LOVE this stone and feature it in many of our samples, and Madagascar Rose Quartz with its fine pinkness and translucency of the highest quality is one of my absolute favorites!
Rhodolite Garnet ("rose-stone") assists in healing the wounds of guilt and shame, lifting the burden of those memories. The Neosporin of stones. Garnet has been called the “stone of commitment” as its powers reflect devotion and may encourage expressions of warmth and understanding. Garnet is also valued for its ability to end chaotic feelings and bring stability and calm to the wearer, balancing their mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual systems.
Enhances all forms of love: self-love, mother love, caring, kindness, platonic and romantic love. Heals our hearts, re-awakens trust and encourages us to be tender, peaceful and gentle with ourselves and others. Emanates unconditional love and nurturance and helps us attract positive, gentle love into our lives. Teaches forgiveness and tolerance. Emotionally, the best healer.