Garnets have been widely known for thousands of years, and it has long been known as the warriors stone, as soldiers from the world over wore or carried this gem as a talisman against death and injury. But it was also said to bring victory, peace and tranquility, as well as healing injuries by stopping the flow of blood.
When given as a gift, the garnet is said to grant loyalty and affection. If wearing a garnet though, beware if the stone loses its luster, this is a sign of approaching danger or disaster. A stolen garnet is said to bring bad luck to the thief until it is returned to the rightful owner.
Noah’s Ark and the light of Garnet
Even Noah, it is reported, used a lantern from Garnet in order to safely steer his Ark through the darkness of the night. Garnets are found in jewelry from ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman eras. Many courageous discoverers and travelers wore Garnets for protection, as they were considered popular talismans and protective stones, because it was believed in those days that Garnets illuminate the night and prevent their wearer from any sort of evil. Today science explained to us that the proverbial luminosity of Garnet is caused by its high refraction of light, but the magic of the original lore is much more interesting!