Garnet | Healing, properties & powers

This blog is going to explore the healing, properties, and powers of the garnet gemstone which comes in a variety of colours including white, black, pink, red, blue and green. 

Garnet was favoured by the Egyptians, Romans and the Victorians. The Egyptians wore garnets as they believed they were a symbol of life. Roman nobility wore garnets in signet rings. And for the Victorians, it was the height of fashion for crystal jewellery and made into necklaces, bracelets and rings.

Garnet | Healing properties

As we have said in our Birthstones | Ultimate astrology and monthly guide to blog (where garnets feature as a traditional zodiac stone), they help the wearer to receive goodwill, peace and prosperity. Their healing properties can be used to bring more love and friendship to the bearer and to develop stronger friendships with other people.

Wearing garnet crystal will mean that if the bearer has an argument or conflict with another person, they will be able to listen to the other person and understand their viewpoint. They will not allow anger to get in the way and will remain calm and peaceful.

Sylvies spirit red garnet
The most well known garnet is red coloured

This crystal stone will help the bearer to achieve success financially by being successful in their job.

 The benefits of garnets include self-confidence, peace, and prosperity.

Financial success
Garnet crystals can help you achieve financial success in your job

Garnet | Physical healing properties

Radiating with warmth and the colour of rich blood, the red stones of the garnet glorious family can be worn for helping your body flush out toxins and keep circulation strong.


It’s a stone that wants to keep your blood flowing, your heart beating, and your metabolism working to the best of its ability, so you can absorb much-needed nutrients.


Low libido is a common problem that people face. You can boost your libido with certain herbs, the most popular being ginseng, and then wear a Garnet stone as well.

Garnet is the stone of lust. This stone will boost your energy and sexual drive.

It will enhance your lustful energy and increase your sexual desire boosting your sex drive and giving you a surge of energy.

It also keeps your system in a constant state of arousal.

Joint issues

The most common garnet (the red one) is formed of iron and aluminium which means they can help cure diseases like arthritis, and other joint disorders.

Garnet | Healing mental & emotional

Garnets can be used for mental and emotional issues as they help in keeping commitments in place and give you a positive outlook on life.

They also help the bearer to achieve goals and become successful.

If you are trying to accomplish something and you don’t feel like doing it, a garnet will help you feel happier and supported. Garnets can help you keep your promises.

Garnet crystals will help you feel supported

When you are trying to find a love interest or someone who you can share your life with, garnets can help you to feel supported.

You will also feel protected if you wear a garnet as it enhances the survival instinct, so when problems arise you are strong enough to tackle them early and head-on.

Garnet | Power & mythology

Garnet gemstones are said to have the ability to remove bad luck and evil spirits so are used for protection. They also promote positive thinking, and this is derived from Persephone who in Greek mythology was the goddess of sunshine.

Persephone was captured by Hades and forced into eating pomegranate (the seed of which looks a lot like red garnets and is referred to as Granatum in Latin, which means “grain-like”). The pomegranate seeds bound her to him, but she needed the sun so she struck a deal with Hades that she would split her time between the earth and the world beneath, and thus the seasons were born.

Garnet was also a talisman for travellers in ancient times and used for good luck for those who were looking to find their way out in the world. 

Persephone is linked to the changing of the seasons by the ancient greeks

Garnet |Origin

Garnets are among the oldest known gems. They are made of different minerals, including silicate minerals – silicon dioxide (SiO 2 ) and aluminium oxide (Al 2 O 3 ). The chemical proportions mean different colours are formed including black, white, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet and colourless.

Garnets are found in Brazil, Madagascar, Australia and Canada. Some of the most important deposits of garnet are located in Brazil, Russia, Canada and Australia.

Garnet | And the Root Chakra

Garnet is the stone of fire and love when its colours are red, orange, yellow, and orange-red.

The main gift the bearer will get from the glow of the Garnet is that grounding force from your root chakra.

The base chakra is the most important chakra, as it keeps us feeling safe and tethered rather than floating in space. If we feel safe, we are able to make choices that are connected with our authentic well-being.

The Garnet also works well on the sacral chakra, which is the base of all our creativity and even our sexual selves. If you are seeking to stir up your chi and let light flow across your chakras, the Garnet is an amulet of amazing passion.

If you are experiencing stress, burnout, or exhaustion, you may want to wear a garnet gemstone to improve your physical energy and protect and enhance your mental clarity.

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Red crystals - root/base chakra energy
Red crystals engergise root/base chakra energy

Garnet | Different versions

Garnet is an amazing stone with many different colours and properties including healing powers and can be used to cleanse the body.

Grossular Garnet

Shades of green glow within the Grossular Garnet crystal, meaning it has a strong connection to your body and the heart chakra (which is represented by green).

Grossular Garnet | Meaning

The grossular garnet helps the bearer to improve your self-esteem and brings you a sense of satisfaction. It is considered the “stone of abundance”.

Sylvies spirit Grossular Garnet
Sylvies Spirit - Grossular Garnet

Spessartine Garnet

The Spessartine Garnets’ most prized colour is a vivid orange which looks like the light of the  sun, which is why it is nicknamed the gemstone of the sun. However, it can also be yellow and red as well.

Spessartine Garnet | Meaning

The Spessartine Garnet helps the bearer to have the ability to attract and stimulate creativity. It encourages the intellect and opens the door to self-knowledge.

It brings clarity and self-confidence. It makes you more confident and more sure of yourself.

Sylvies Spirit - Spessartine Garnet

The Spessartine Garnet helps you to get rid of fear and doubts. It helps you to find your voice.

The Spessartine Garnet is the stone of the heart. It helps you to understand yourself. You can use this stone to overcome depression, negativity, and jealousy.

The Spessartine Garnet has positive energy. It can help you to find balance and harmony. It is helpful in balancing relationships. 

Almandine Garnet 

The Almandine Garnet has very earthy colours within it, from red to brown. It’s a root chakra stone, which means it is grounding, and it promotes strength of spirit and courage.

Almandine Garnet | Meaning

This stone helps us to get in touch with our true selves and to develop inner strength. It is known to strengthen the lower abdomen.

The Almandine Garnet also strengthens the body as it acts upon the immune system. It has been used in the treatment of fever, lymphadenitis, and tonsillitis. It is said to help us to stay in tune with our emotions and to understand our thoughts and feelings.


Sylvies Spirit - Almandine Garnet
Sylvies Spirit - Almandine Garnet
Garnets can help you to find inner strength

It is a good idea to wear this stone if you are experiencing emotional difficulties as it is helpful in strengthening the nervous system if we are anxious or agitated.

It helps us to feel in tune with our emotions.

Pyrope Garnet

The Pyrope Garnet is also known as the Rhodolite garnet as this mineral has comes in shades of pink, red and white which is a combination of various elements. You can find this mineral in Australia, Brazil, India, China, and a few other countries. 

Pyrope Garnet | Meaning

The pyrope garnet can help you if you are having trouble with your relationships. It can help you to maintain a healthy and happy relationship with your friends, relatives, and partners.


Sylvies Spirit - Pyrope Garnet

It will bring love and light into your life. It will help you to get along with others, and it will also help you to make positive changes in your life.

It will allow you to open yourself up to new ideas and possibilities. It will help you to be more creative and fun-loving.

You may also see your life change for the better if you wear this garnet.

Andradite Garnet 

The colour Andradite Garnet is one of the most beautiful stones in the gemstone world. This stone is available in yellow, olive, and black colours. It has the energy of protection, prosperity, joy, success, and power.

Andradite comes in olive, yellow, and black and is a stone of safety and attracts close connections with others. It works with the base, the heart, and the solar plexus chakra to bring you into full intimate alignment.

Andradite Garnet | Meaning

It works with the base, the heart, and the solar plexus chakra to bring your spirit into intimate alignment.

Sylvies Spirit - Andradine Garnet
Sylvies Spirit - Andradine Garnet

When you wear andradite, you will attract close friends and relationships. You will make your relationships stronger because you are a person who is open to new people.

This stone will enhance your ability to create strong friendships and maintain lasting connections. You will also feel more connected to your family and friends.

If you want to meet the right person, you should take some time to think about what kind of relationship you want to have. It will help in bringing you closer together and help in making you a happy and secure couple.

Garnets can help you build and sustain friendships
Garnets can help you build and sustain friendships

Uvarovite Garnet

The Uvarovite Garnet is one of the rarest Garnets found in the world. It is a green-colored mineral with a beautiful rainbow-like pattern.

Uvarovite Garnet was discovered in Russia and has been named after its discoverer, Vavilov. The Uvarovite Garnet has been described as a rainbow stone or as a green stone with a rainbow-like appearance.

Sylvies Spirit - Uvarorite Garnet
Sylvies Spirit - Uvarorite Garnet

Uvarovite Garnet | Meaning

It is said to enhance the positive aspects of the wearer.

These stones have been used to improve memory, strengthen nerves, protect against heart attacks, and ease depression.

They help to improve circulation and they are believed to help you achieve clarity of mind. In fact, they bring a sense of spirituality and calmness to your thoughts. You can wear a piece of Uvarovite Garnet to make yourself more positive, happy and confident.

It helps to bring balance to your emotions and improves your relationships.

Garnet | Home & Office 

Garnet is a wonderful stone to add to your collection. It has been known to bring a boost of creativity to those who carry it around. It can also help you to be creative when you are doing other things such as painting, drawing, writing, singing, dancing, designing, photography, cooking, gardening, etc.

Garnet is a good gemstone to have as it can help you to develop your mind and keep your ideas fresh.

Garnet is useful in Feng Shui and Reiki
Garnet is useful in Feng Shui and Reiki

Garnet | Properties

In India, it is believed that the Garnet chakra has the power of purification and healing. In addition, it is believed that the Garnet has the ability to attract wealth and prosperity.

Garnet | Feng Shui and reiki healing

Garnets, being the gemstone of love and friendship, are a source of luck and happiness.

They are used in Feng Shui and are a symbol of prosperity. They are also used in reiki healing. 

Garnet | Cleansing

If you want to use Garnet for a healing purpose, you should cleanse it regularly, as then it can consistently help you to get rid of negative energies.

You can use warm water (not hot) and a little soap to bring the radiance back up to par, however for recharging its powers leave your stone on a cluster of rock crystals or charge with its favourite element the sun.

Garnet | Use with other gems

Garnet can be paired with obsidian for greater healing.

With tourmaline to protect you and bring firm grounding.

With rose quartz to enable you to balance and harmonize the sexual energies of this stone, to ensure a healthy and balanced relationship across the body, mind, and soul.

Sylvies Spirit - Rose quartz
Sylvies Spirit - Rose quartz

Final thoughts garnet 

Garnets are known for their ability to help us overcome obstacles, so the mainstay of garnet power is to boost self-confidence so you find courage.

When you boost your confidence and self-esteem, you can be creative, independent, and confident. They also help us to open our hearts, release inhibitions and to accept our weaknesses.