Garnet is a family of silicate of magnesium, iron and aluminum. The name originates from the stone’s resemblance to red pomegranate seeds (malum granatum). Due to its hardness, garnet is used largely in abrasives.
As a healing stone garnet is known as the stone for a successful business. It is also popular for improving self-esteem and eliminating depression, garnets are thought to promote lasting relationships.