7 things you probably don't know about January
It’s officially 2017 and we can’t wait for another amazing year.
This year, there’s lots to look forward to in January, especially with it being the first month of Hull’s City of Culture year which had an amazing start on New Year’s Day - Hugh Rice was first established in Hull. We decided to do some digging into the first month of the New Year, and here’s what we found out!
1. Daytime temperatures in January make it the coldest month of the year in the UK.
January is the perfect month to wrap up warm and rock a chunky knit or faux fur coat. We also suggest lots of hot drinks, blankets and movie nights!
2. The January birthstone is Garnet.
This intense red semi-precious stone is said to bring peace and prosperity. If you’re the adventurous type, even better, as garnet is said to keep travellers safe. Links of London, Nomination, Pandora and Molly Brown have all created stunning garnet jewellery for those who have a January birthday. See our garnet jewellery here.
3. The zodiac signs of January are Capricorn (December 22nd - January 19th) and Aquarius (January 20th - February 18th).
4. The first recorded reference to a “January sale” in the UK was in 1865.
We currently have a large selection of big brands including Pandora, Chlobo & Michael Kors with up to 75% off in our January sale! These deals are not to be missed this year. Shop our sale.
5. Apart from being absolute heartthrobs, Bradley Cooper, Orlando Bloom & Liam Hemsworth all have something else in common … they all celebrate their birthdays in January.
January birthdays can get overlooked after all the excitement of Christmas and New Year, but spoiling the birthday boy or girl on their special day doesn’t have to be tricky. A new watch or some jewellery provides the perfect gift to be treasured for years to come. Want to make this birthday extra special for them? Treat them to something special by using interest free credit - available on orders over £300+. See our full range.
6. The Saxons believed 2nd January to be the unluckiest day of the year and if you were born on this day, you would forever have bad luck.
Thankfully at Hugh Rice, we have a range of lucky products including four leaf clovers, wishbones and horse shoes which are sure to cancel any bad luck over the year. Discover our luck jewellery here.
7. January was named after the Roman god Janus.
The god Janus had two faces which allowed him to look forwards into the coming year and backwards into the past year… This could be why January became the month of the New Year!
Do you have any fun facts about January?