Comes from the Medieval Latin word, "granatum", which is an adjective meaning "dark-red . Rhodolite garnet gets its name from the Greek word, "rhodon", meaning "rose coloured".
Rhodolite Garnet: Origin and Gemstone Sources
Rhodolite garnet deposits occur in Brazil, Burma (Myanmar), China, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Sri Lanka (Ceylon), South Africa, Tanzania, the USA and Zimbabwe
Contentment of the Heart Stone
Garnets have been widely known for thousands of years, and it has long been known as the warriors stone, as soldiers from the world over wore or carried this gem as a talisman against death and injury. But it was also said to bring victory, peace and tranquility, as well as healing injuries by stopping the flow of blood. Ancient medical men used to place Garnets inside of open wounds to stop the bleeding and assist in healing.