FAQ: What is January's Birthstone?

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Garnet!  When most people think of garnet in relation to antique jewelry, they think of 19th century Bohemian Garnet jewelry.  These stones were so widely used then that when the 20th century came around, it seems garnet lost a bit of its luster.   In the last few years, though, prices have sky rocketed on these Victorian treasures…

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And why shouldn’t they?  Throughout history, garnets have been believed to cure depression, protect against bad dreams, relieve inflammations of the skin, regulate bloodflow… they are even suspected to ‘heal the bond of broken or distanced lovers’.  So if your loved one is going away on a long trip, garnet is the jewel to gift them.

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