stones: travel, compassion, confidence (garnet)

garnet-elephant-toronto-oakville-jewelry Garnet has long been thought of as a travellers' stone. In fact, Noah's Ark is said to have had a garnet lantern to help navigate during the night. In traditional Hindu belief systems, garnet is associated with the first chakra, or the "root chakra", which is positioned at the base of the spine. The root chakra when clear is associated with healthy sexual activity and feelings of security and stability. Garnet is the traditional birthstone for January beauties, the zodiacal stone for Aquarius and the second anniversary stone. Garnet is also thought to:
  • promote successful business
  • encourage compassion
  • aid self-confidence
  • heal the blood
  • encourage good circulation
Isn't this the perfect stone to kick off the new year? We have garnet pieces at both locations. The bracelet above can be made with a variety of charms. (We love the elephant because it stands for patience, wisdom and luck.) Go forth and conquer, beauties! xo