- Colour: Mostly dark red, other colors are possible
- Chakra: root chakra
- Zodiac sign: Scorpio
The garnet can be of different colors, but is particularly well-known in its dark red variant. The beautiful mineral has been used for jewelery since ancient times and was given its name because its color and shape are reminiscent of the intense red pips of the pomegranate. In the folk beliefs of the ancient Egyptians, the garnet was used to protect against negative energies in reality and in dreams. According to traditional lore, its deep colour, which can go as far as black-red, represents the inner fire, meaning that garnet stands for vitality and self-confidence.