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UVAROVITE

Overview:

Uvarovite is named after the Russian mineralogist Count Sergei Simonovitch Uvarov. Uvarovite develops in a metamorphic environment in serpentines with chromite and in metamorphosed limestones.Uvarovite is the only consistently green garnet and has a beautiful emerald-green color. Uvarovite's gemstone characteristics are outstanding, but its rarity and the very small size of its crystals make it practically unknown as a faceted gem.

Usage:

It bestows peace, quite, and solitude - without loneliness. Stimulates imagination and verbal skills.

Physical Properties:

Uvarovite

Uvarovite Birthstone

Color
Green
Hardness
6.5 - 7
Specific Gravity
3.8
Refractive Index
1.86

Symbolic Gemstone:"Storyteller" Stone

Stimulates the heart chakra, and provides for enhancement of relationships via the fusion of the souls.

Used to give greater precision and understanding to the intellect .

Legend:

It was named to honor the Russian Count S. S. Uvarov, once a President of the St. Petersburg Academy.

Occurrence:

Outokumpu, Finland, Quebec, Canada, Texas mine in Pennsylvania, northern California, Oregon, Spain, Italy, Polish Silesia near Jordanow, Makri in Turkey, and India.