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Jan. 9, 2013
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With each of the 12 months, there is a precious gemstone dedicated to them. From emerald to diamond, each gemstone hold different meanings and symbols. In the month of January, we’re dedicating a top 10 list of the best Etsy January birthstone inspired gifts that you can find for the January birthdays in your life! Garnet, the January birthstone, is a jewel of ancient significance and represented in many ways through myths, legends, superstitions, and history. Even the ancient Greeks found that the garnet resembled a pomegranate’s seeds and created their well-known, mythological stories from the resemblance! From eternal friendship to limitless loyalty to a shield against negative energy, the January garnet harbors a handful of admirable and fierce characteristics. Although the garnet has been a cherished gemstone for centuries, you’ll discover a few ways that the famed January birthstone has advanced from simple jewelry pieces to other appealing, modern items that noteworthy and skilled Etsy crafters have developed!

January Garnet Birthstone Little Octopus Mini Marble Friend
By Mulberry Moose

January babies and sea animal lovers come together in Mulberry Moose’s January birthstone mini marble friend! This adorable octopus has been hand-sculpted to cutesy perfection and painted with a deep red to enhance the faux garnet gemstone on this little octopus’ tentacle. As a desk topper or shelf decoration, Mulberry Moose’s January mini marble friend is a lovely and quirky addition to any home decor.

Garnet Red Ring Sling Baby Carrier
By BabyEtte

Celebrate a January newborn’s first moments in life by wrapping them in BabyEtte’s ring sling baby carrier! Made with a bright garnet colored cotton fabric, January babies will adore being held in this soft carrier that represents their birthstone color. With customizable sizes and 40-inches of fabric, you can adjust the carrier to keep your precious little one close to you. This handy and boho-chic ring sling baby carrier is also a fabulous gift for soon-to-be-mamas who have birthdays in January or who are throwing a baby shower in January!

Set of Four Botanical Nature-Inspired Greeting Cards in Garnet Red
By Kitzie G

Give the January-born stationery lover in your life Kitzie G’s garnet red botanical greeting card set! Richly colored with garnet red and garnished with nature-inspired repeat prints, this handy greeting card set presents a chic and earthy appearance to any stationery collection. Customize messages easily with these cards’ blank insides and send them off with a white envelope, included in this set!

January Birthstone Tree
By ByApryl

Make eyes twinkle in awe with this whimsical and stunning January gemstone tree sculpture from By Apryl! Perfect for a holiday decoration or January birthday gift, this enchanting tree sculpture is crafted with 26 genuine garnet gemstones and gold or silver wire formed into graceful branches. Springing out from a Brazilian agate base, the January birthstone tree combines an elegant yet rustic style for a fancy yet earthy birthday present or home decor item.

14K Halo Red Garnet Diamond Ring
By Rare Earth

Spice up a surprise proposal with Rare Earth’s garnet diamond ring! Instead of the ordinary, classic diamond ring, you can present your soon-to-be fiancee with this timeless-looking garnet ring. Whether your one and only has a January birthday or favors the garnet gemstone above all, this dainty ring becomes the perfect engagement band. With a breathtaking, deep 2.35K Mozambique garnet stone surrounded by a halo of authentic, shimmery diamonds, this engagement ring holds a unique gemstone and traditional diamonds for a personalized twist. Rare Earth’s garnet ring comes in white, yellow, or rose gold to further customize the perfect ring.

Almandine Garnet Chemical Formula Necklace
By Nikha Jewelry

Let the science geek in your life express their nerdy side proudly with Nikha Jewelry’s almandine garnet chemical formula necklace! Hanging from a 16’’ slim, sterling silver chain, a hand-stamped tag of almandine garnet’s chemical formula and twinkling, wire-wrapped garnet gem are the dazzling charms that form this creative jewelry piece.

January Jeweled Beaded Bookmark
By Elegance Farm

Never lose your place in a book again with this exquisite, handy-dandy bookmark from Elegance Farm! Made with January birthdays in mind, Elegance Farm has crafted a bookmark with deep garnet beads. The polished garnet beads are highlighted by the surrounding silver charms and pearls for a sophisticated appearance. Further customize your January-inspired bookmark by attaching two charms selected from Elegance Farm’s collection at the ends!

GemBonz January Birthstone Dog Tag/Collar Charm
By GemBonz

Personalize your furry friend’s collar with GemBonz’s dog tag charm! Whether you adopted your precious doggy or watched their miracle birth during the month of January, this bone-shaped, lampwork glass garnet bead is a complementary accent to your dog’s name tags. You can even dedicate this delightful gem to a past pet and attach it to your keys as a friendly, loving reminder of them.

Garnet Red Cashmere Cover Case for iPods, iPhone 4, and Other Electronics
By WormeWoole

Slip your favorite, handheld electronic into WormeWoole’s garnet red cashmere cover case! Evolved from a cashmere sweater, this darling cover case is eco-friendly as well as stylish. With an added faux pearl button, WormeWoole’s electronic cover case is gives out an aura of simple elegance. Whether you use this mini sweater for your phone, music player or other personal items, you can be sure that your belongings are always scratch-free and guarded from dusty environments!

January Birthstone Anatomical Heart Necklace
By Lost Apostle

Trade in the traditional, simple heart-shaped charms for an intricately detailed anatomical heart necklace from Lost Apostle. Designed with realistic details, every heart feature, such as the valves and atriums, are elaborately exhibited in 3D form in this freaky-fabulous charm. Accented with a wire-wrapped garnet, the anatomical heart necklace displays a fiery red contrast against the black and silver, antique-looking charm.  A January birthday must-have gift, Lost Apostle’s anatomical heart necklace is bewitching January birthstone accessory!

When you’re on a scavenger hunt for a personalized gift for your friends or family members that have a birthday in January, start with January’s birthstone and explore the endless gift ideas that surround it. Your gift recipients will be charmed by the personalized touch you have incorporated into their birthday presents and make it a forever-treasured item for years to come!

Written by Emily Nguyen, a freelance writer and core contributor to NerdWallet Shopping.