Garnets has been used since 3100 B.C., where Egyptian artisans crafted the gemstone into beads or laid them into hand-wrought jewelry. Garnet gets its name from the Greek “granatum,” due to its resemblance to the ruby pearls of the pomegranate. Garnet is found in parts of the United States, Russia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Turkey.
Garnet comes in a variety of colours, red, green, yellow, orange, brown, pink, purple, gray and black. The dark red gemstone grounds us into the moment, calming overactive minds and anxiety. Used as a protective talisman against negative energy. Associated with the Heart and the Root Chakras, it is considered a love magnet.
Garnet is beneficial in awaking the kundalini energy, a hidden force holding all human potential in your body. It is an energizing stone, bestowing passion and determination to accomplish your goals. Red Garnet overflows with a life force energy (Qi), that helps your blood flow as well as circulation of other fluids in the body and the alignment of the spine. Garnet revitalises, purifies and balances energy. It is said to relieve emotional conflict, activate and strengthen survival instincts, bring courage and hope.