Passion is an essential to living your life to the fullest. You can wear any red or deep pink gem like Pink Tourmaline, Rubellite, or Garnet to energize, balance and support your Root Chakra. As without Passion in your life, you aren’t truly living.
Garnet is the birthstone for January, and signifies eternal friendship and trust. It also makes a perfect gift for a friend. Garnet, derived from the word granatum, means seed, and is called so because of the gemstone’s resemblance to a pomegranate seed. Garnet also connects to the Root Chakra Center, increasing vitality, passion and grounding connection to Mother Earth.
References to the gemstone dates back to 3100 B.C., when the Egyptians used garnets as inlays jewelry. Garnet is the name of a group of minerals that comes in a rainbow of colors, from the deep red of the pyrope garnet to the vibrant green of tsavorites. Today, the most important sources for garnet are Africa, Sri Lanka, and India.