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The name “garnet” comes from the Latin word “Garanatus,” meaning “seedlike,” in reference to the bright red seeds of the pomegranate. In Greek mythology, a pomegranate is seen as a gift of eternal love. Since Hades had given a pomegranate to Persephone before she left him to ensure her speedy return, garnet may be given to a beloved before embarking on a trip. It is also believed to heal the broken bonds of lovers. However, the powers of a garnet lie dormant until it is polished. While traditionally a deep burgundy, Garnets can also be pink-red (Rhodolite Garnet), orange-red (Spessaritite Garnet) and spring green (Tsavorite Garnet) in addition to others.