January—and the New Year—are finally here, which means we can leave turquoise behind with 2016 (at least for another 11 months) to make room for a new birthstone to reign.
January’s birthstone, the garnet, is commonly a gorgeous, deep red, though it actually exists in a number of colors. It’s a stone of regeneration and vitality, known to have an energy boosting effect on its wearer. It has positive properties, considered a stone of commitment, hope, and faith, and is thought to help turn around negative thoughts and the feeling of helplessness. As an added bonus, it's also thought to aid in manifestation, so you can make those dreams a reality.
In honor of the upcoming January birthdays, we rounded up the most badass pieces of garnet jewelry we could find—from crystal-eyed snakes to geometric baubles. However, even if you’re not a Capricorn or Aquarius cusp, the garnet makes for the perfect stone of the new year. After a rough 2016, we all could use a little revitalization, am I right?
Click through the gallery below to check out our favorites.
Nadri, Doublet And Pearl Stud Earrings, $65, available at Nordstrom.
Concrete Polish, Garnet Saber Ring, $120, available at RitualRitual.
Chan Luu, Diamond, Garnet, and 18K Gold-Plated Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace, $102, available at Lord & Taylor.
Wouters & Hendrix, In Mood For Love Branch Earrings, $270, available at Farfetch.
Tarin Thomas, Madison Ring, $188, available at Tarin Thomas.
Erica Weiner, Rough Gem Cuff, $145, available at Erica Weiner.
Vanessa Mooney, The Elsa Garnet Chain Choker, $73.80, available at Vanessa Mooney.
Leo Black, Makao Snake Hair Pin, $230, available at Catbird.
Verameat, Zodiac Sign Capricorn Ring, $198, available at Verameat.
Melissa Joy Manning, Prong Set Garnet Ring, $100, available at Melissa Joy Manning.
Bliss Lau, Crescent Earring, $740, available at Bliss Lau.
Gorjana, Power Gemstone Necklace For Energy, $58, available at Gorjana.
Loren Stewart, Rose Gemstone Rods, $250, available at Loren Stewart