As I've said, I have been doing some research over here. I'm excited to Add to my line of Joy Beads: Birthstone Earrings.
I never really knew much about Birthstones, except that mine was a pearl. I looked into the meanings of these things, and it turns out that birthstone gems have centuries of history behind them as well as a tradition of legendary powers and revealing unique personality traits for those born in each calendar month.
The first writings about birthstones goes back to a Roman Historian in the first Century AD. He referred to the twelve precious gems on the breastplate of Aaron, high priest of the Israelites. In the Middle Ages, the birthstones, along with their traditional virtues, became connected with the twelve signs of the zodiac.
So, If you are lucky enough to be born in January, here are your Strengths:
Your Gem is the Garnet: Traditionally regarded for it's constancy, faith and truth. The deep tones in the red color reflect your passionate personality.
I have added Garnet Interchangeable Earrings to my shop just for you. Wear these deep reds to connect with your inner strengths.