The Garnet is a Stone of Vitality and Passion
According to the http://www.all-that-gifts.com website, “garnet” comes from granatum, the Latin word for pomegranate. To the ancient world, garnet was a tiny glossy red gem, bursting with fire and brilliance.
From JoslinJewels: According to one Greek myth, Hades, the god of the underworld, captured Persephone, the goddess of sunshine and daughter of Zeus. Hades fell in love with Persephone and before releasing her, he gave her pomegranate seeds to ensure her speedy return. In legend, garnets legend light up the night and protect their owners from nightmares. They have long been carried by travelers to protect against accidents far from home.
The garnet is considered to be the birthstone for Capricorn (Goat): Dec. 22 – Jan. 19.
Mystical power: Garnet should be carried close to the body. Its energy is balancing and peaceful. This stone of passion is said to encourage robust good health and sexual desire and enhance the wearer’s imagination. Garnet symbolizes fire, faith, courage, truth, grace, compassion, constancy and fidelity.
“Corazon Espinado”…”ah, she left a thorn in my heart.”
A heart for one pierced deep into the soul. Sterling silver wire wrapped in more sterling wire and woven with garnets, the stone of faith, constancy and fidelity, is fashioned into a heart pierced through by a “thorn” of freshwater pearl, a symbol for purity and love.
The versatile garnet comes in a virtual rainbow of colors, including pink, red, purple, orange, yellow, violet, green, colorless, occasionally black, brown and many shades of red and green. The most common color of garnets is reddish brown.
A trio of hand knit garnet items: