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Garnets are a group of common silicate minerals that have similar crystal structures and chemical compositions. The versatile garnet comes in a range of colours including: red, orange, brown, green, yellow, and brown.


The garnet is considered to be the birthstone for Capricorns (Goat): Dec 2 – Jan 19.

Healing ability:

Garnet is an excellent assistance for blood deficiency diseases. It stimulates bloodstream and pituitary gland, relieves rheumatism and arthritis pain. Garnet is known to combat depression, lethargy and promotes good health and cures fever. It also protects against depression and impure thoughts.

Spiritual power:

Garnet should be kept close to the body. This stone of passion stimulates your sex drive gives energy and courage. It is said to encourage good health, sexual desire, and enhances the wearer’s imagination.


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