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Garnet

Garnet

Physical Properties

Garnet is the name given to a group of minerals related in composition and crystal structure. They occur in two isomorphous series. There is an extensive interchange of elements within each series and to a lesser extent between the two series. In one series X may be magnesium, iron or manganese while Y is always aluminium. In the other series, X is always calcium while Y may be chromium, aluminium or iron. They occur in a range of red, pink, violet, orange, brown, black, green and yellow colours. White is rare. There are colour change garnets too.
Chemical composition:
Pyrope: Magnesium aluminium silicate
Spessartine: Manganese aluminium silicate
Almandine: Iron aluminium silicate
Uvarovite: Calcium chromium silicate
Hessonite: Calcium aluminium silicate
Grossular: Calcium aluminium silicate
Andradite: Calcium iron silicate
Crystal structure: Cubic.
Hardness: 6.5 to 7.5

Metaphysical Properties and Crystal Healing

Strengthens, purifies, vitalises and regenerates body systems, especially the blood stream where it is also a good purifier, has strong affinity with root chakra, helping to harmonise the potent forces of the kundalini. Stimulates the pituitary gland, aligns subtle bodies. It is also strongly associated with the balancing of the sex drive and emotional disharmony, bringing love, compassion and an enhanced imagination. Green Garnet is recommended for those of us who need to improve our self confidence and increase our courage. It also assists in past life recall and attracts love. – Rhodolite: Helps with capillaries, skin elasticity and protection from pre-cancerous conditions. - Spessartine: Alleviates bad dreams, depression, anger, haemorrhages, hormone imbalances, inflammations and sexual disease.

In Astrology

Modern thought as well as Traditional Astrology assign garnet as a birthstone of the star sign Aquarius. Garnet is also the Ayurvedic Birthstone of Aquarius. Garnet is also assoicated with the zodiac sign Libra.
The famous mineralogist George Frederick Kunz in his 20th century book 'The Curious Lore of Precious Stones' associated Garnet with the Sun.

7 Chakras

Red Garnet: Muladhara - the Root Chakra ( 1 )
Yellow Garnet: Manipura - the Solar Plexus Chakra ( 3 )
Orange Spessartine Garnet: Swadhisthana - the Sacral or Navel Chakra ( 2 )
Green Grossular Garnet: Anahata, the Heart Chakra ( 4 )






Garnet Carbuncle 001

Garnet Carbuncle 001

An antique garnet carbuncle from an old collection. Due to its age there are a few small chips around its base, the largest one can be seen in the...

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Garnet Carbuncle 002

Garnet Carbuncle 002

An antique garnet carbuncle from an old collection. Due to its age there are a few small chips around its base, the largest one can be seen in the...

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Garnet Crystal 001

Garnet Crystal 001

An opaque red garnet crystal. Location: Sichuan PV, China. Dimensions: 2.3 x 2 x 1.5 cm

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Garnet part-polished 06

Garnet part-polished 06

Part Polished Red Garnet From the Peter Kleiner Collection Beautiful Red Garnet partly polished measuring 1.72 x 1 x 0.9 cm approximately and weighs...



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Garnet Sphere 001

Garnet Sphere 001

A polished garnet sphere. Location: North West Frontier Pakistan Diameter 3.3cm

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Garnet Sphere 002

Garnet Sphere 002

A polished garnet sphere. Location: North West Frontier Pakistan Diameter 4.5 cm

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Garnet tumblestone gem quality 01

Garnet tumblestone gem quality 01

Grossular Garnet tumblestone gem quality 01 From the Peter Kleiner Collection Each garnet weight 2g approximately. A - yellow garnet 1.13 x 0.9 x...

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Garnet tumblestone gem quality 02

Garnet tumblestone gem quality 02

Garnet tumblestone gem quality From the Peter Kleiner Collection These are gem quality Garnets which have been tumbled. A - yellow and orange with a...

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Garnet tumblestone gem quality 03

Garnet tumblestone gem quality 03

Garnet tumblestones From the Peter Kleiner Collection These 2 Garnets are gem quality. They have been tumbled. A - yellow green 1.17 x 1 x 0.85 cm...

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