Garnets are believed by some to provide safety during travels. Additionally, they are believed to ward off nightmares and help people find their way through dark times. Supposedly, keeping it really close brings a blissful life, and as a gift it is considered to symbolize friendship and trust.
Garnets come in an array of colors from pink to black, but the most common is reddish brown.
Garnet’s name origin are uncertain, but its possible origins are old French for dark red, or old latin for grain, seed, or pomegranate.
Garnets are very hard and are used in grinding applications.