Rhodolite Garnet also known as Almandine Garnet is usually found in a deep pinkish red. It can be found worldwide. Garnet was once said to cure melancholy and to warm the heart. The garnet was worn by the Crusaders who believed that it would light the way home. Garnet has been used since medieval times for jewellery. Garnet is associated with the root chakra, and is a steady warmer. It heats cold fingers and toes, improves circulation and relieves rheumatic joints. It also melts frozen feelings and paralyzing fear. Focus on a garnet to attain what you feel passionately about: a job or a creative venture. Wear one as a physic shield in crowded places or when you are vulnerable. It also helps overcome writers block and lack of inspiration in any field.