January babies can be a dark bunch, at least when talking about January's birthstone hue. The garnet is the gem of the month and is most known for its deep red stone. Garnet got its name from the Roman word “granatus” meaning “seed,” since the gems were thought to resemble pomegranate seeds.
It’s not uncommon to get the blues this time of year. The lack of sunlight and cold temperatures do it for many.
But, there's many things to be happy about December, especially if you’re a December baby! The December's birthstones are all about the blues with a gorgeous collection of gems from turquoise to zircon and tanzanite.
In many parts of the United States, you’ll be hard pressed to find a person who doesn’t marvel at the wondrous colors of autumn.
Being in the midwest, we whole-heartedly admit to being a bit fanatic about our joy over the seasonal spectacle of fiery reds, burnt oranges and glimmering gold. And so, it makes sense that I’m equally enthusiastic about October's birthstones.