Chemical Formula: (X3Y2Si3O12)
Garnet is the traditional birthstone of January.
Garnet is a silicate mineral that comes in many different varieties and colors. Garnet has been a desirable gem for jewelry making throughout history. Artifacts containing Garnets have been found in Egypt dating back to 3100 B.C. Garnet is found worldwide in almost every color, with blue and violet being the few exclusions.
Garnet is known as the stone of passion for many crystal healers, as it amplifies already existing passions and helps externalize them. It can bring passion to any area of life: work, school, social, family and home when things feel mundane.