Our January Birthstone is a sparkling Swarovski Siam Crystal, and if your birthday is this month, Happy Birthday!
Birthstone Jewelry is a popular and thoughtful gift, not just for someone celebrating their birthday in January, but for anyone on your gift list. The bright and beautiful colors add sparkle to many outfits, and the sparkling Swarovski Siam Crystals in the January collection may add just the perfect touch to a favorite outfit. The Siam Crystals will add a special touch and will bring you many compliments on any occasion.
The idea of twelve gemstones for the twelve months dates to Biblical times. In the Old Testament Book of Exodus, the Breastplate of Aaron, a high priest, included twelve gemstones representing the twelve tribes of Israel. In the New Testament Book of Revelations, twelve gemstones are listed in the foundation of the New Jerusalem.
In 1870 the world-famous Tiffany's published a poem linking the months of the year with a birthstone. While the poem was likely a marketing promotion for the famous New York Jeweler, it has survived and is quoted today. The verse for January is:
By her who in this month (January) was born
No gem save Garnets should be worn;
They will ensure her constancy,
True friendship, and fidelity.
And in 1912, the American Jewelry Association published a list of the monthly birthstones, which remain valid today and list the Garnet for January.
We use Swarovski Siam Crystals in all of our January Birthstone Jewelry. Here are some customer favorites from our January Collection:
Silver January Birthstone Pendant Gold January Siam Birthstone Earrings
Gold January Birthstone Pendant Gold January Birthstone Earrings