Garnet – January Birthstone

garnet-ringA new year deserves new sparkles. Happy Birthday January babies!! Your beautiful birthstone is a Garnet.

The January Birthstone is not a single mineral, but describes a group of several closely related minerals which come in a variety of colors and have many different varieties. However, the most widely-known color is dark red. When the term “Garnet” is used, it is usually connotative of the dark red form; other colors are usually given more descriptive gemstone terms.

This month’s birthstone comes in all types of jewelry large and small. Here at Brock’s Jewelers we offer the highest quality Garnet jewelry offered on the market at the most reasonable price you’ll find anywhere.

Garnet has long been thought of as a travelers’ stone. In fact, Noah’s Ark is said to have had a garnet lantern to help navigate during the night. In traditional Hindu belief systems, garnet is associated with the first chakra, or the “root chakra”, which is positioned at the base of the spine. The root chakra when clear is associated with healthy sexual activity and feelings of security and stability. January’s birthstone is also thought to promote successful business, encourage compassion and aid self-confidence. It is said to have the ability to heal the blood and encourage good circulation, and is the traditional birthstone for January, the zodiacal stone for Aquarius and the second anniversary stone.

December Birthstone: Blue Topaz

Blue Topaz is the official December Birthstone.  Although there are some alternatives, like Tanzanite and Turquoise, Blue Topaz is the most popular and most well known.  Its name may come from the Sanskrit word tapas, meaning heat or fire. Steeped in mystery, topaz has been believed since ancient times to have the protective power to make its wearer invincible, and to… Continue Reading

Best in Business North Alabama

In 2015 Brock’s Jewelers won the prestigious award of #1 Best in business for Jewelry and Jewelry Repair in North Alabama. The Best in Business Award Program provides consumers a reliable resource to help guide, identify, select and contact a business or professional based on experience, reputation, integrity, quality and trust. Each nominee goes through… Continue Reading

August Birthstone is Peridot

If you were born in August, then your gemstone is the Peridot, which is formed from the mineral olivine and found deep underground, usually close to a volcano. In fact, folk lore in Hawaii says the stone represents the tears of the fire and volcano goddess Hele. Going further back in history, there is evidence… Continue Reading


Did you know that for centuries the ruby was revered above all gemstones in the world? What’s not to love? The striking red color has fascinated us for over two thousand years! The word, “ruby” is from “rubens” – a latin word for red. No wonder it symbolizes passion and love! The ruby is very… Continue Reading

Bulova: A Few Things You May Not Know

In 1870 a young man arrived in New York and shortly after opened a jewelry store in Lowe Manhattan. This hardworking immigrant was Joseph Bulova and he soon earned a reputation for creating beautiful clocks and pocket watches. By 1912 the demand for wrist watches had grown such that he built a factory in Bienne,… Continue Reading

Gorgeous Le Vian 14k Blue Topaz & Tanzanite Pendant

This absolutely gorgeous pendant is something to be treasured. LeVians’ Ocean Blue Topaz, Blueberry Tanzanite, & Vanilla Topaz set in 14k White Gold pendant has a 9.90 carat total Blue Topaz weight. Le Vian® is internationally renowned for their innovative design and trend-setting styles. Every year Le Vian® jewelry can be seen adorning Hollywood’s red carpet… Continue Reading