Source: India & Sri Lanka, ethically cut in Jaipur, India

Chakra: 1st Base Chakra (also Heart Chakra)
Birthstone: January
Zodiac: Aries, Leo, Virgo
Element: Fire
Organs: Thyroid, Spleen
Typical colors: Mostly deep red but available in brown, black, green, yellow, orange, pink
Properties: Positive thoughts, passion, self-confidence, romantic love, energy, success, friendships, past life recall, security, protection, strength

Garnet opens the heart and increases self-confidence and courage. It cleanses and re-energizes the chakras, balancing its owners energy. It invites love, devotion and compassion into ones life. Garnet is a ‘Love’ stone, encouraging trust, sincerity, intimacy, understanding, passion, warmth and honesty in relationships. It’s known to ease depression and anger, in particular when directed towards oneself. Garnet can help increase the sex drive. 

Garnet is also known for stimulating success in business and constancy in friendships. Garnet increases self-esteem, popularity amongst peers and a sense of security.  It also encourages positive thinking. 

Garnet is known to not only protect from negative energies but to also send these energies back to where they originated.

Garnet stimulates the metabolism, increases overall energy levels and gives the immune system a boost. When placed over the Thyroid or Spleen, Garnet helps cleanse these organs.