Primitive cultures believed that Garnets brighten the night and shield their possessors from bad dreams. Early travelers wore Garnets to protect against misfortunes while travelling far from home. Garnet is the birthstone for January but with its stunning colors and its mystical powers it has been gifted over the centuries for all occasions. Garnets appear in every color except blue. The gem’s legends, myths and healing powers include strength and protection and aids in relieving skin inflammations. Its mystical properties are believed to affect regulating the heart and blood flow and aid in curing depression. It appears that in earlier times friends exchanged garnets as gifts to show their affection for one another and insure meeting again.