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Jonathan Buchner Gems & Jewellery

Jonathan Buchner Gems & Jewellery is a jewellery store located at 366 Victoria Street in the heart of downtown Kamloops BC Canada.

Jewellery Services

Jewellery Services

Certified gemologist, Jonathan Buchner, designs fine jewellery, provides jewellery appraisals and repairs jewellery and watches in Kamloops BC.

Jewellery Products

Jewellery Products

Jonathan Buchner Gems & Jewellery carries a wide selection of fine jewellery, diamonds, gems, watches, and art.

Art by Marianna Abutalipova

Art by Marianna Abutalipova

Jonathan Buchner Gems & Jewellery has many affordable, colorful, original paintings for sale by Marianna Abutalipova.

January Birthstone

  • Garnet — January Birthstone
  • Garnet — January Birthstone
  • Garnet — January Birthstone

Garnet

For babies born in January, the garnet is the perfect gem to represent their birthstone. This beautiful stone symbolizes peace, prosperity and good health. Some say it even has the power to give the wearer eternal happiness, health and wealth.

The word “garnet” comes from the 14th century Middle English word gernet, meaning “dark red.” The word is derived from Latin granatum, which means “seed,” and is called so because of the gemstone’s resemblance to the beautifully red seeds of the pomegranate.

Garnet is the name of a group of minerals that come in a rainbow of colors, from the deep red of the pyrope garnet to the vibrant green of tsavorites. Some rare garnets are even blue, colorless, or—most rare of all—change colors in different lights. But the most common garnet color is a beautiful range of reds, from rust colored to deep violet-red.

The garnet is a very durable gemstone, ranking 6.5-7.5 on the Mohs scale.

It is found all over the world, including Wyoming, Czech Republic, Greece, Russia, Tanzania, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, and India. Mandarin Spessartite Garnets, also known as Mandarin garnets, are considered to be the most rare and expensive of all garnet gemstones.

This beautiful gemstone is perfect for those who share January birthdays.