Garnets are widely distributed in metamorphic and some igneous rocks. There is a link between composition and occurrence of garnets. Specific names are given to various classes of garnets that substitute one atom for another. The following names are in common use: Pyrope – Mg3Al2Si3012 Almandine – Fe3Al2Si3O12 Spessartine – Mn3 Al2Si3O12 Grossular – Ca3Al2Si3O12 Uvarovite – Ca3Cr2Si3O12 Andradite – Ca3Fe2Si3O12
All garnets bring a fiery and warming energy to fight cold, sluggish immune systems. Enhances energy flow, chi. The focus of garnet’s use for healing is determined by its color. All garnets speed up healing processes.
The Talmud states that Noah's ark was illuminated by garnet. . Snakes were believed to be guided by garnets in their forehead. Garnets were worn by widows to signify their undying fidelity.