Chakra: Root (1st)
Anniversary: Traditional (2nd) - Alternate (19th) Almandine - Alternate (15th) Rhodolite
“The Stone of Commitment”, Garnet inspires love and devotion and is said to bring success in matters of the heart as well as in business. It purifies and energizes the cells, blood, lungs and heart. Garnet brings hope in difficult times and helps to let go of old ideas.
Garnet makes a wonderful grounding stone. It is thought to enhance vitality and endurance. It also is a protective stone, particularly from psychic energy.
Garnet is one of the Gemstones in the Bible, known as carbuncle, and has been revered throughout history for its rich red – purple coloring. It is said that Noah used a glowing Garnet to light the ark during the wet days and nights. Garnet has a broad spectrum of colors and each varies in price, with rare green Uvarovite as a priceless gemstone.
The birthstone for January, Garnet embodies fire passion and creativity.
Can be found in Africa, India, Soviet Union, Brazil and the United States.
Physical healing properties: Arthritis, Blood, Heart, Lungs, Rheumatism