MANDARIN (SPESSARTITE) GARNET is an ancient gemstone with many powerful qualities. In the Middle Ages, it symbolized illumination for a darkened soul and was used in times of crisis to provide courage, protection and blessings to warriors going into battle. Carry Mandarin Garnet to fortify your self-confidence in besting problems that seem overwhelming. A power stone, Garnet offers light and hope on the path that leads to your dreams and goals. Mandarin Garnet is said to provide its wearer with analytical and creative abilities, strength of heart and the eagerness to assist others. The healing powers of Spessartite Garnet are said to be good for clear communication, self-confidence and for willingness to make changes and experience new things.