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As one of history's most popular gemstones, garnets have a long and lustrious past as a favorite stone for adorning crowns, weapons, shields, necklines, wrists and ears. The name "garnet" originates from the greek word for pomegranate. The most famous garnet, known as the "Wise One", decorated the crown of German emperor Otto (912-973). Garnets average between 7 and 7.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness.

Garnet has many attributed healing properties. It is an energizing stone that can stimulate stagnant energy or amplify already existing energy. Garnets can alleviate depression and increase ones self-esteem. In addition, it is the stone of love, purity, compassion, and truth. Due to its fiery origins, it is often claimed to increase sexual desire and passion.

Astrologically, garnets are associated with Aquarius and Capricorns.

Moonlit Waters Jewelry incorporating garnet includes:

Glass of Cabernet Shakti's Divinity Compassion of Tara
Glass of Cabernet
Shakti's Divinity
Compassion of Tara
Garnet
Garnet
Garnet
Garnet