The rich, warm tones of the Garnet are said to inspire love and loyalty. The Garnet is a stone found amongst powerful people throughout history, from Egyptian Pharaohs to Roman leaders. And in China, they believed that after a tiger died, its soul transformed into a garnet stone.
"Garnet" comes from the Latin- Garanatus, meaning seed-like. It is often compared to the seeds of the pomegranate fruit, and then also associated with the story of Persephone eating the pomegranate seeds and having to spend four months in the underworld with Hades.
Garnet is also the stone used to celebrate the 2nd year of marriage.
Garnet is a very delicate stone that is prone to cracking and chipping. Any garnet jewelry pieces should not be worn where another piece of jewelry could accidentally hit the stone. Cleaning garnet pieces is also a delicate process. Only use warm water and mild soap, any sudden changes in temperature can also easily damage a garnet.