About this stone
Marcasite jewellery is made from pyrite, not from the mineral marcasite. In the late medieval and early modern eras the word "marcasite" meant both pyrite and the mineral marcasite (and iron sulfides in general). The narrower, modern scientific definition for marcasite as orthorhombic iron sulfide dates from 1845. The jewellery sense for the word pre-dates this 1845 scientific redefinition. Marcasite in the scientific sense is not used as a gem due to its brittleness.
Garnet is "The Stone of Commitment" and inspires love and devotion. A powerful energizer aligning serenity with passion, Garnet brings hope in difficult and helps one to let go of obsolete ideas. It inspires love and devotion, clearing interfering unwanted energies. It is said to bring success in matters of the heart as well as in business. It purifies and energizes the cells, blood, lungs and heart.