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Garnet

Overview:Garnet is a naturally occurring gemstone.Its name comes from Latin "granatus" meaning seed, because it often resembles small round seeds when found in its matrix rock.Demantoid garnet is a rare and beautiful bright grass green sub-variety of andradite garnet.Tsavolite, is a bright green variety of grossular garnet, its colour being induced by the presence of chromium. 

Usage:Garnet is a stone of vital power and energy, and lends vitality and strength. It aids in raising and directing the flow of kundalini energy and increases sensuality. It is

associated with the root chakra. Given as a gift, garnet symbolizes true and never-ending love and devotion. Garnet invokes and releases ones creative ability and inner fire. The garnet is a symbol of frienship, love and devotion.

Physical Properties:

Garnet

Garnet Birthstone

Color
deep red, also green, orange, pink and purple.
Chemistry
3FeO . Al2O3 . 3Si2
Hardness
7- 7.5
Density
3- 4.5
Refractive Index
1.92 to 1.98

Legend:

Jewelry articles with garnets were known already in the Scythes epoch. It was believed throughout the ages that garnets bring luck in love and friendship, and keep the enemies away from their owners. The blood-red color of the Arizona ruby and almandines gave birth to a belief that garnets normalize the blood pressure and help during fibrillation.Legend holds that Noah used the brilliant stone as a boat lamp.

Occurrence:

Garnet is found in Africa, Brazil, Canada, India, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, and the USA (Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Virginia).