Promotes sincerity, loyalty and devotion
Garnet comes in virtually a rainbow of colors, from deep red to rich orange and golden hues, striking greens, and petal-soft colors of violet and lavender. The stone derives its name from the Latin granatus, meaning grain. Garnet grains were compared to the seeds of a pomegranate. This gem was thought to give its wearer guidance and illumination in the night. Legend has it that Noah used a garnet lantern to navigate the Ark through 40 days and nights of torrential rain. As a general rule, garnets are not enhanced.