Garnet Guide

Garnet is one of our absolute all time favourite crystals so we're so glad we're finally able to talk about it! Garnet is an astonishing stone all about sensuality and energy, and we're here for it!

Garnet Image Guide

Garnet - Love, Passion, Energy

  • Garnet Chakras? Root.
  • Is Garnet Water Safe? Yes.
  • Is Garnet Sun Safe? Yes.
  • What are Garnet's Planets? Mars.
  • What Zodiacs are associated with Garnet? Garnet matches the energy of  Aries, Leo, Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius. Everyone can use Garnet, but these people may feel more drawn to it's energy. Like calls to like after all!
  • What are Garnet's Elements? Garnet is associated with Earth and Fire.
  • Where is Garnet on the Moh's Hardness Scale? Garnet is between a 7-8 on the Moh's Hardness Scale, meaning it is safe in water.
  • What is Garnet's Numerology? Garnet vibrates at the frequency of 9.
  • What Crystal Energy Type is Garnet? Enhancer Strengthener.
  • What Deities are associated with Garnet? Sekhmet.
  • Is Garnet rare or common? Varies depending on type of Garnet; Tsavorite Garnets are the rarest.
  • What is Garnet's Colour Energy? Red, Pink, occasionally black.
  • What is Garnet's Structure? Triclinic.
  • What is Garnet's Chemical Formula? (Mg, Ca, Fe2+, Mn2+)3(Al, Fe3+, Cr3+, V3+)2(SiO4)3
  • What is Garnet's Mineral Family? Silicate.
  • What does Garnet look like? - Red, Blood Red.
  • Where can Garnet be found or mined? Worldwide, main deposits in the USA.
  • Works well with - Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby.
  • Other Properties - Nourishing, Rejuvenation, Creativity, Grounding, Sensuality, Strength, Love & Relationships, Protection, Power, Physical Healing, Grounding, Prosperity, Manifestation, Action, Sexuality, Removing Negative Energy, Motivation, Self Discipline, Inner Fire, Life Force Energy, Courage, Hope, Self Understanding.*

Extra for Experts:

  • Garnet is a silicate group of minerals that has had a long relationship with humankind.
  • First recorded as ΑνθραϪέ in 325 B.C. by Theophrastus.
  • Pliny the Elder recorded this stone in 77 A.D. as Carchedonius Garamanticus or Garamantic Carbuncle.
  • The word Garnet derives from ‘Gernet’ meaning “dark red” and the “Granatus'' meaning grain or seed, like a Pomegranate.
  • Garnet has 6 sub-minerals: Almandine, Pyrope, Spessartine, Andradite, Grossular, and Uvaroite. You can also find Garnet in different colours like Green.
  • In Ancient times, Garnet was prescribed for conditions of the blood. Ancient Asiatic tribes even used small garnets as bullets, thinking they would have a greater impact.
  • Garnet served as a talisman in the Crusades for both Christians and Muslims. It was also said to be one of the 12 stones on the breastplate of the high priest. It has been a scared stone to many religious communities. Greek mythology believed it could heal wounds between romantic partners.
  • Garnet is also often used in watch gears, sandpaper, and abrasives.
  • Garnets are one of the stones that can be found here in New Zealand. 
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