Garnet

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Folklore

There is a legend which states that Noah lit the ark with a Garnet. It was considered to be a symbol of life by the Ancient Egyptians and during the middle ages the Garnet was used as a cure for illness.

The Garnet was thought to have preventative powers by the inhabitants of India and Persia and they also thought that if it was worn as an amulet it would prevent the wearer from being harmed by poison, plague or lightning.

It is said that Garnet aids creativity, enhances passion, stimulates blood flow and enhances love. It is also supposed to protect against evil.

The Garnet is the birthstone for January and is supposed to symbolize faith, eternity and truth. “Let January’s maiden be all Garnet gemmed with constancy” (source unknown)