Garnet is the January birthstone and the gem designated for the 2nd and 6th wedding anniversary.
Garnet is associated with the Root Chakra which helps us to feel grounded, and gives us our physical energy and good health.
The name Garnet appears to originate with the Latin granatum malum which means pomegranate. The deep, burgundy red color of garnet jewelry makes it a favorite for many people.
Jewelry made with garnet has been found as early as the Bronze Age (3000 BC) in burial sites. It is thought that early communities valued garnet and believed that it offered protections in the afterlife.
Currently, garnets are found in highest quantities in Africa. Garnet can also be found in India, Soviet Union, Brazil and the United States.
The Garnet is known as the stone for a successful business. If your business is not where you want it to be, put a few garnet stones in your desk!
When worn as jewelry, it is said that I brings the wearer confidence and builds their self-esteem. The Garnet is also known as a stone of purity and truth as well as a symbol of love and compassion.