The birthstone of January, Garnet is the stone of love, passion and creativity. Known as the stone of love and commitment, Garnet is said to inspire romantic love, passion and devotion. This stone helps to open the heart and boost self-confidence by removing the inhibitions that block one from realizing his or her full potential. Garnet is said to stimulate creativity and bring in positive thoughts.
Reference: Hall, Judy. (2003). The Crystal Bible: A Definitive Guide to Crystals. Walking Stick Press.