January’s birthstone: the gorgeous garnet


Sweet, lush and full of surprises – January ladies are never boring! And how could they be when their birthstone is the garnet: a deep red beauty that doesn’t pull any punches. What you may not know is that it’s named after the pomegranate, because the gem resembles the abundance of dewy seeds found inside. What better way to start off a new year than with this decadent little number in your corner??

We know what you are thinking, this all sounds great, but how does it change the way I tackle another year? Here are a few tips on how to take hold of the red and make this year the best one yet.


If your new year’s resolution involves a little extra planning and change, remember it will be worth it.

First things first – decide what it is that you want. To travel? Get fit? Meet more people? Nothing is impossible. Once you have your goal in sight, make small changes to your life and stick to them, then remind yourself constantly why you started.

Our gorgeous infinity bracelet (with your SWAROVSKI garnet birthstone included of course) is the perfect way to get your yourself in the right frame of mind to make the most of every day. Keep going girlfriend – you’ve got this.


The garnet doesn’t only inspire thoughts of love, it is also a symbol of friendship and trust. So what’s the best way to strengthen relationships this year? Show those around you that you love them. Making time for a coffee or walk every now and then to catch up really shows that you care. Alternatively, an old school gesture in the form of matching friendship necklaces is sure to warm the heart and rekindle a friendship.

Side note: if you happen to be lucky enough to be in a relationship with a January lady, we suggest you pull out all the stops because she’s a keeper. A stunning name necklace in rose gold with her birthstone is the best birthday gift a girl could ask for.

Running well

Garnets have also been known to be healing stones and were even carried by travellers for protection. Let this be a reminder to focus on your health this year, it is definitely one of the most underrated, but vitally important assets. Exercise, eat fresh food, drink PLENTY of water and, most importantly, get a good night’s sleep!

Wear that red gem proudly January girl and keep your fiery spirit burning so you can inspire those around you to do the same. Oh, and feel free to treat yourself every now and then. You deserve it!

‘I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels…You’ve got to go out and kick ass.’ — Maya Angelou