Legends and folklore place garnet among the most ancient of talismans. Not only was it prized as an ornamental jewel, but its believed curative powers and protective energies made it invaluable. Garnet is also known for its amplification of creative energy. It grounds spirit forces within the body and helps in the ability to work lovingly on the physical plane. Garnet is a sensual stone. It represents primordial fire, the creation of the world out of chaos, purification and love. It is a stone of strong, intense feelings. Garnet provides a protective influence and a calming stable vitality during use. It is helpful to have in a crisis, particularly in situations where there seems to be no way out or where life has fragmented. It fortifies, activates, and strengthens the survival instinct, bringing courage and hope into those situations.