Garnet gets its' name from the Latin granatus, in reference to the Pomegranate (Malum Garanatum), due to its red seeds being similar in both shape and size to that of the garnet crystals.
Garnets are known as a Karmic Stone. It is said that when given as a gift it is said to impart affection and loyality, however if a garnet is ever stolen, it is brings about bad luck to the thief until it is returned to its rightful owner!
Garnet is a gem stone that can generate popularity amongst ones peers, attract attention of lovers, and inspire love and devotion.
It is also said that Garnets can alleviate depression.
In business it is said that Garnets can help bring about successful ventures.