Garnet is the birthstone for January.

Garnet is often associated as a symbol of friendship and trust. Historically is was believed to offer protection to the wearer and many ancient warriors wore Garnet into battle.

Throughout history Garnet has been well loved. In Ancient Greece it was treasured for its mystical powers with claims to heal relationships and feuding lovers. Garnet adorned the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt. The Romans inlaid intricate metalwork and jewellery with Garnet. In the Middle Ages, red garnet was fashionable among clergymen and nobility.

Garnet is a stone of commitment, it represents love. Garnet revitalises feelings and enhances sexuality, bringing warmth, devotion, understanding and trust. Red Garnet controls anger, especially toward the self. A Root Chakra stone. Garnet relates to a feeling of security and being grounded. It is also linked to our survival instinct along with money matters and food.

Colour – Red is the most common and the colour most think of but Garnet can be green, orange and even blue.