Garnet stone is widely present for thousands of years. Soldiers from the world over wore or carried this gem as a talisman for bringing victory, peace and tranquility. Some stones were found as beads in a necklace worn by a young man in a grave that dates back to 3000 B.C. This is proof of the hardness and durability of the stone.
Garnet is a stone of regeneration and energising, which can also boost the energy of an entire system and revitalise it. As a root chakra stone, garnet said to be excellent for manifestation. This stone is grounding your dreams in reality, bringing abundance, prosperity and realisation of those dreams. Garnet beads are a great token for business success. All garnets are assisting on an energetic level with success in a career in part by building self-confidence, inspiration, and creativity.
The stone revitalises, purifies and balances energy, bringing serenity or passionate as appropriate. It removes inhibitions, taboos, anger and discord. Alleviating emotional disharmony, brings a calming influence, and protects the fromthe unwanted energy of others. It strengthens the survival instinct in a crisis, also in extremely traumatic situations. Also bringing courage and hope where it seems like there is no way out. All in all, the stone keeps depression at bay. It promotes self-confidence and allows one’s inner spirit to radiate.
Throughout time, there have been many ancient traditions and legends about the garnet. In medieval times, the stones were thought to cure depression, protect against bad dreams, and relieve diseases of the liver, as well as hemorrhages. According to legend, Noah used a finely cut, glowing garnet to illuminate the ark during those dark wet days and nights. Hebrew writers include the garnet as one of the twelve gems in Aaron’s breastplate. Christian tradition considered the blood-red garnet as a symbol of Christ’s sacrifice. The Greeks said it guarded children from drowning.
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