Garnet is actually a group of minerals which come in a variety of colours from green to deep red and have long been used as a gemstone in Jewellery.
Powers: Healing, protection, strength
The garnet is worn to enhance bodily strength, endurance and vigour. It is also worn for protective purposes.
Garnet is a powerfully energising and regenerating stone, it cleanses and reenergizes the chakras. It revitalizes, purifies and balances energy, bringing serenity or passion as appropriate. It is said to be able warn of approaching danger and was long ago carried as a protective talisman. It inspires love and devotion. It is a useful stone to have in a crisis.
There are several forms of Garnet. Garnet Rhodolite is a warm, trusting and sincere stone. It stimulates contemplation, intuition, and inspiration. Rhodolite protects the base chakra.