Garnet, Red Bracelet 8mm (Sphere)
Strength, Security, Grounding, Ancestry
Chakra: Base, Sacral, Heart
Hardness: 6.5 - 7.5
Origin: Orissa, India
Colour: Deep Red
Garnets are found in many colours including red, orange, yellow, green, blue. Red Garnet has a deep glossy red colour resembling the seeds of pomegranate.
Metaphysical & Healing Properties
Red Garnet symbolises fertility, feminine life force and a return to separated love. It is believed that it supports the healing of broken bonds of love. It is a stone of commitment, representing love and emotional attachment. It is often gifted to a loved one embarking on a journey to ensure their swift and safe return.
The stone is said to have detoxifying abilities, it can reduce the amount of toxins in ones blood and can help in the clotting of the blood.
Red Garnet can stimulate the re-generation of one’s body and stimulate the metabolism.
The gemstone is known to revitalise feeling and enhance sexuality bringing warmth, devotion, understanding trust and honesty to relationships.
Garnet is believed to heal emotional problems and can aid in treatment of melancholy and depression.
The stone fortifies, activates and strengthens ones survival instinct bringing courage and hope to crisis situations.
Garnet helps to regain the spirit; calming sadness and emotional pain. Garnet helps those who have gone through despair to get back on their feet and become productive again.
Garnet is a balancing stone. It has the ability to prevent fears of insecurity and money losses.
Harmonizes/Combines with Bloodstone, Red Tiger Eye, Ruby
The name Garnet is derived from Latin word “Granatum” meaning pomegranate, due to the gemstones resemblance to the seeds of the pomegranate fruit.
Garnets were one of the most popular stones used by nearly all of the ancient civilisations around the world and has been used as a sacred stone by the Native American Indians, the South American Indians, the Aztecs, the African tribal elders, and the Mayans.
Garnets were used as gemstones in burial jewellery and abrasives in today’s Czech Republic as far back as the Bronze Age 300 BC.
In ancient Greece there were legends stating that Hades gifted a pomegranate to Persephone before she left his domain to ensure a speedy and safe return. When she did return, the fruit transformed into a handful of the red gemstones.
Talmud the book of the Jewish law states that the only light on Noah's Ark was provided by a large Garnet. Garnet is said to have been one of the twelve stones in the Breastplate of the High Priest of Jerusalem.
In the middle ages Garnet was believed to have the ability to guard against poison, People of Noble decent and Royals would drop the gemstone into a their drinking vessel to ensure they weren’t poisoned.
Garnets were also used by crusaders worn around their necks they were believed to guard one from danger and ensure a safe return home.
Some European folklore tells stories of garnet being worn to protect the wearer from vampires.
Crystal properties are listed for information purposes only and are not intended to replace medical advice. Always consult a physician for proper medical treatment.