According to legend, Noah used a finely cut, glowing Garnet to illuminate the ark during those dark wet days and nights. Hebrew writers include this gem as one of the twelve gems in Aaron’s breastplate.
Christian tradition considered this blood-red stone as a symbol of Christ’s sacrifice.
The Greeks said it guarded children from drowning. It was also thought to be potent against poisons.
In Greek mythology, a pomegranate is seen as a gift of love and eternity.
Garnet is symbolic of a quick return of separated love, since Hades had given a pomegranate to Persephone before she left him to ensure her speedy return. In that way Garnet may be given to a loved one before embarking on a trip, as it is believed to heal the broken bonds of lovers.