This is the January birthstone rosary, with the pretty birthstone Garnet. I had a hard time trying to figure out exactly what color Garnet is. Is it red or purple? It all depends which way it hits the light.
In the pictures, the birthstones look almost black. But I promise they aren't; like I said, it just depends on the way the light hits it.
Sometimes birthstones are represented more in the New Age sense and for this reason, for a while, I didn't know if I should make birthstone rosaries. But did you know that birthstones originated from the bible? It's believed that it goes all the way back to the breastplate that Aaron wore in the book of Exodus. This Breastplate was decorated with 12 stones that represented the 12 tribes of Israel.
"There were twelve stones, one for each of the names of the sons of Israel, each engraved like a seal with the name of one of the twelve tribes." Exodus 28:17-20
So at least we know that it started from a Christian source. Let's just stay with that, shall we?
|Do you see a little glint of red on the crucifix birthstones?|
And so this is the January birthstone rosary, as all of the birthstones, this one sparkles in the light and it's just so pretty to look at. This one has already been promised to someone else, so you won't see it in the Etsy store yet, but another one will be coming soon.