Garnet is a usually a deep red crystal, but it can also come in other colors. This crystal can vary from transparent or translucent to completely opaque. Garnet is connected to an abundance of creativity and loving energies. It can also aid in grounding, positive thinking, balance, courage, confidence and passion.
We offer some magnificent Garnet pieces that vary from carvings to jewelry items. We even have some rare types like Spessartite Garnet!
Garnet is a member of the Silicate mineral family. It can specifically be found in sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, but sometimes they can grow in igneous ones such as basalt. These structures form when mass with high aluminum content is put under heat and pressure. This causes the chemical bonds to break and crystallization to begin. There can be different types of chemical compositions present which results in different varieties of Garnet like Pyrope, Spessartine, Uvarovite, Andradite, Grossular and Almandine.
Garnet is a silicon dioxide mineral. It has a Mohs harness score that ranges from 6.5 to 7.5 which makes this crystal pretty durable. The fracture type when the mineral breaks is conchoidal to uneven.
Garnet’s name was inspired by the old English word “gernet”. In translation this means “dark red” which perfectly describes the coloration of the crystal.
Garnet’s largest mine in the world is in the Adirondack Mountains in New York. It’s also known as New York’s official gemstone. Other places where this crystal can be found are Brazil, Madagascar, Kenya, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand.
Garnet is a beautiful stone that will uplift your mood and energy. It will simply make you feel balanced out by enhancing the positive thinking which will replace the draining every day worries. This stone is also good if you’re experiencing relationship struggles as it will work to eliminate the thought patterns that are keeping you from forming the deep bonds. You can even utilize it as a talisman for traveling as it will keep you safe and protected while exploring the world. This is due to the fact that Garnet balances the Root Chakra. Thus, it’ll get you feeling grounded in no time. It also works with the Sacral Chakra which would help you encourage your creativity and sexuality.
Garnet jewelry is a beautiful and powerful way to introduce this crystal’s energy to your life. If you want a subtler way of keeping this stone close to you then you can also place a Garnet tumble stone in your pocket or purse. This crystal is also ideal if it’s used according to Feng Shui. You can put it in your bedroom if you want a boost in your intimacy or in your workspace for a much- needed increase in creativity. It can also be placed in any room that needs more harmonious energies. Garnet crystals are a great match for all the Aries, Leo or Aquarius signs. They’re the perfect gift for anyone who is in need of more grounding!
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