Hardness: 6.5 – 7.5
Found: Brazil, India, Sri Lanka and Thailand
Chakra: Root Chakra
Red Garnet is a powerful stone of attraction; Encourages the expression of one’s dreams and visions; Expands awareness; Aids in past life recall; Transmutes negative energies; Cultivates a sense of physical security and safety.
Garnet is derived from the Latin word granatum, which means pomegranate. Red garnets were used in the former Czechoslovakia as far back as the Bronze Age and in Sweden between 1000 and 2000 B.C. Aztec and Native Americans also used it as an ornamental object. It is told that the only light that Noah had on his ark was provided by a large garnet.
All garnets carry the energy of prosperity and the enjoyment of worldly pleasures.