Every month I’m going to do a feature called “Birthstone Style”. This will highlight the gemstone for the month and include fashions, accessories or even home decor to coordinate with the shade. So if your birthday is in January your birthstone is a “Garnet”.This gemstone is found in many different shades although it is commonly known as a red gemstone. It was first mined in Sri Lanka over 2500 years ago and comes from the Latin word granatus, meaning “grain or seed”. The name garnet comes from the close resemblence to the pomegranate fruit seeds. So even if your birthday isn’t in January you can still wear a stylish hat, carry a hip handbag or step out in trendy shoes that compliment the exquisite sparkle of the garnet.
Red shiny laquer straw hat, Harlemshats.com, $ 165.00
original posted 1/12/08