One of the vital silicate red minerals that have been man’s best friend since 5000 years of human history, Garnet is synonymous with many symbols such as the Warrior Stone to pomegranates owing to its eye-turner look.
The deep red stone has been long since epitomized as the embodiment of passion to love and fidelity. Even Noah used a finely cut garnet that glowed to keep the endless nights and days on the legendary ark lit amidst the first Apocalypse! Koran reveres Garnet as the stone that built the fourth gate of heaven while Greek believed Garnet that garnet had special powers to save the drowning.
Often regarded as the powerful parting gift for lovers, Garnet was first bestowed upon Persephone by Hades, for a speedy and safe return!
Garanatus, Rhodolite, Garamanticus, Arizona ruby, Cinnamon Stone, Grape Crystal and Carbuncle;
6.5 to 7.5;
Brazil, Sri Lanka, China, India, Madagascar, USA, Thailand, Tanzania, South Africa, Myanmar, Namibia, Kenya, Pakistan and Russia;
Aquarius and Capricorn;
Neptune, Saturn and Uranus;
Deep red to soft red, pink, black, colorless, brown, maroon, pink, green, yellow, orange, blue, glittery green and changing color effect;
Etheric, Root, Solar Plexus, Sacral, Heart and Crown Chakra;
A brittle and transparent stone in red to yellow, black, colorless, green and orange, garnet is one of the few healing crystals which changing colors as well. Garnet is a unique category of silicate minerals popular as a medium to connect with angels as well as the feng shui markers in your house.
Spanning from transparent to opaque, garnet can be found abundantly all around the world. New York’s official gemstone, Garnet signifies the realization of dreams to spiritual uplifting. Originating from the Latin for seed-like or ‘garanatus’, garnet has been found with mankind since the Bronze ages!
Garnets are often found with inclusions, yet the stones are almost never polished!
Popularly known as the color changing garnet, Uvarovite Garnet looks glitzy in its drusy form. An emerald like pale green glow is the trademark of uvarovite garnet made with a mix of calcium and chromium. The rare variety of green garnet is found in Finland and Russia.
A harder category of garnet found with mixes of aluminum and iron, almandine garnet was once referred to as carbuncle due to its live coal like the color. Also referred to as Oriental Garnet and Almandine Ruby, Almandine Garnet is one of the darkest transparent varieties of red.
Derived from the Greek word for ‘eyes with fire within’, Pyrope Garnet is a mix of aluminum, iron or calcium in the silicate crystal. From dark reddish tint to black streaks, pyrope garnet can be seen in a wide variety of colors.
Bohemian garnet is a variety of pyrope garnet originating from Bohemia is rare and renowned to display the rarest of traits.
Made from calcium and iron mix in the silicate, Andradite Garnet spans from yellow to red, brown, green and black too. Andradite Garnet is renowned for being a crystal with maximum glitz and brilliance owing to its unique inclusions in the shape of the tail of a horse.
A glowing variety of garnet which projects colors such as black, deep red and dark brown, melanite is a form of andradite garnet.
Yet another striking variety of andradite garnet is softer colors ranging from deep yellow to beige and brown, Topazolite is mined from Africa.
A form of garnet that emanates colors such as violet to red, Rhodolite is also the Greek word for Rose. Portraying eponymous pink strains on the rock, rhodolite is a mix of pyrope and almandine varieties of garnet that originates from North Carolina.
Made from a unique blend of magnesium and aluminum, Spessartine Garnet is found in colors yellow to orange and violet shades in various parts of the world. Spessartine garnet is a rare stone mined from Bavaria and USA that displays a series of colors.
A unique mix of pyrope-spessartine is also renowned for the color changing garnet.
Translated into gooseberry, grossular garnet is an aluminum-calcium garnet is also found with the presence of ferrous iron as well. Colors of grossular garnet are diverse from dark yellow to brown, deep red and cinnamon hues.
Another term for grossular garnet, gooseberry garnet displays a unique shade of pale green to brown. Gooseberry garnets originate from Siberia and are useful for stretching the emotional and spiritual awareness of the wearer.
A variety of grossular garnet with a see-through nature, hessonite differs in colors ranging from orange to pale maroon and brown. Considered softer than zircon, hessonite roots from the Greek word for ‘inferior’.
A little-known variety of garnet that is colorless, leuco garnet is also popular as leucocarbro. Leuco garnet displays streaks of beige shades with a transparent to cloudy clarity and is often found with dot inclusions.
A type of Grossular Garnet that projects the color of soft mint colors, mint garnet were often mistaken for a faded emerald in the older days! Mint garnet displays streaks of white, brown and yellow too.
Emanating soft pink, orange to red colors, imperial garnet is seen in transparent clarity all over the world. The grossular type of garnet has a unique soft color with black to white, brown and rose streaks on it.
Usually seen in weak stones, the rarest type of garnets with asterism are also the most appraised throughout history. Star garnets are typically opaque and display a 4-legged star under the naked light during daytime hours.
A costly variety of garnets often mistaken with Tsavorite, Demantoid Garnet range from colors such as olivine to pale and rayon green too. Demantoid garnet is a rare type of andradite garnet often synonymous as the ‘Pearl of Urals’, mined from the Ural Mountains in Asia.
Another green variety of garnet that is also grossular with emerald-like shade, Tsavorite Garnet is seen in a transparent clarity.
Originating from Mali in Africa, Mali Garnet displays gorgeous shades of brown, red, yellow and green and as well as unique mixes of all the colors. Mali garnet can be categorized as andradite and grossular, according to its structure.
Displaying dark wine plus red or maroon shade, Mozambique garnet is a peculiar garnet with nearly opaque luster. From deep red to dull red, Mozambique garnet differs widely. Most Mozambique garnets are almandite or pyrope type of garnet.
A variety of Spessartine type of garnet, Tangerine garnet is a captivating crystal in the colors ranging from softer shades of yellow to orange, red and beige. Tangerine garnets are mined from Mozambique and Namibia.
Displays a saturated orange to yellow, red and maroon, mandarin garnet is a Spessartine Garnet mined from places such as Mozambique and Namibia.
A variety of garnet-rich in chromium and magnesium, Knorringite almost never occurs naturally on its own. Knorringite is used as an indicator for diamonds and mostly found amidst kimberlites.
Garnet is a stone of the bodily passions; simply out, your hormones. By stabilizing hormonal secretions and boosting the overall immunity of our body, garnet is a must-have stone for vitality and longevity. By enhancing absorption of minerals and vitamins, Garnet makes the wearer healthy as well.
Another unique trademark of high-quality garnet is DNA regeneration that puts an end to genetic disorders. Considered excellent for respiratory health, garnet also boosts one’s reproductive system. By enhancing the experience of sex to intimacy, garnet is the gemstone of virility too. Buy genuine garnets to help eradicate inflammations due to stress, shock and pathogens.
Renowned as the Stone of Commitment to Protection, Garnet is a healing crystal that can do multiple wonders, thanks to its power to activate multiple chakras. Garnet also cleanses spiritual blockages within your higher chakras by connecting you with your spiritual guide.
Astral travel is yet another gift to wearing unique garnet stones that you bond. By sharpening your cosmic prowess and perception, garnet helps in seeking permanent guidance from the angelic realm too.
Garnet also opens the heart to cosmic love by showing you the bigger picture and your essence in the future!
Signifying uterine blood to an outburst of cocooned and suppressed passion, garnet is a releasing stone that empowers the wearer evermore! Garnet protects the wearer by repelling harm that is en route and then channeling it as positivity by promoting creativity, virginity and wisdom in thoughts.
The pomegranate lookalike gemstone is also a truth serum in disguised as it boosts honesty, fidelity, dedication and passion to its wearer. By sucking out the negativity in feuds, Garnet helps in releasing one’s suppressed memories and emotional baggage too.
An exceptional stone for travelers, garnet was also given as an amulet to warriors to boost their lifespan!
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Also signified as a Friendship Stone, Garnet is a potent stone glorified since the beginning of Man to God, according to Bible and Koran. Garnet harmonizes bodily functions to secretions as well as emotional and spiritual needs plus wants.
Garnet wearers harbor powers of multiple chakras and hence are also the sign of Leaders, proved by Noah. To rate the genuine nature of a garnet, use a neodymium magnet with the stones that attracted being 100% authentic.