- Mineral: Garnet group
- Almandine- Fe3Al2(SiO4)3
- Andradite- Ca3Fe2(SiO4)3
- Grossular- Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
- Pyrope- Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
- Rhodolite- (Mg, Fe)3Al2(SiO4)3
- Spessartine- Mn3Al2(SiO4)3
- Color: All colors
- Refractive index: 1.714-1.888
- Birefringence: None
- Specific gravity: 3.47-4.15
- Mohs harness: 6.5-7.5
Red garnets have a long history, but modern gem buyers can pick from a rich palette of garnet colors: greens, oranges, pinkish oranges, deeply saturated purplish reds, and even some blues. Red garnet is one of the most common and widespread of gems. But not all garnets are as abundant as the red ones. A green garnet, tsavorite, is rarer and needs rarer rock chemistries and conditions to form.
Almandine garnet is a channelling and grounding stone for spiritual energies. It helps you absorb iron into the intestines, it stimulates the eyes and treats the liver and pancreas. This is a stone for recuperation after injury and it maintains the health of the ovaries and testes.
Almandine garnet assist you in accessing past life memories and in clearing old karmic patterns. This stone will release feelings of panic, worry, fear and anxiety especially around financial matters. It will teach you to trust in the infinite abundance of the universe.
Andradite Garnet is a dynamic and flexible stone that stimulates creativity and attracts into your relationships what you need most at the time to be able to grow. It removes feelings of isolation and alienation and attracts encounters with others. Andradite garnet supports the male qualities of courage, stamina and strength. It realigns the magnetic field of the body. Andradite garnet cleans and expands the auras. This stone encourages the formation of blood and energises the liver. Andradite garnet helps the body assimilate calcium, magnesium and iron.
Melanite is a powerful stone for both physical and psychic protection. It is an excellent stone for situations where emergency grounding can be of help, such as after intense spiritual experiences, astral travel and shamanic journeys. It will help you maintain your spiritual path. Melanite will help you overcome feelings if victimisation, attack or other disempowering emotions. It is an ideal stone for people who have addictions or have suicidal ideation. Melantie helps the body resist all forms of infection. It enhances your immune system.
Grossular garnet is a calcium aluminium silicate that occurs as colourless, green (var. tsavorite), brown-orange (var. hessonite). Grossular garnet is a useful stone to have during challenges and lawsuits. It teaches relaxation and going with the flow. It inspires service and cooperation. Grossular garnet enhances fertility and helps in the absorption of vitamin A. It is excellent for arthritis and rheumatism, it also fortifies the kidneys. Grossular garnet helps repair and clear the mucus membranes and skin. Grossular garnet helps balance cell growth and speeds physical healing after physical trauma. It encourages you to participate in your own healing process.
Grossular garnet shows you the many facets of abundance, from physical wealth to the spiritual connection to the Divine. It will help you to receive energy from the Divine on all levels of your experiences.
This stone is ideal for those who are having financial difficulties and worries, it will assist you in receiving from the Divine what you need. rather than what you want.
Hessonite garnet brings you happiness, good humour and a zest for life. It will help you enjoy your spiritual path to enlightenment. This stone dissolves negative emotions and assists you in finding your inner child. Hessonite garnet brings life affirming energies to the whole body.
This crystal is used in metaphysics to contact the spiritual world and higher planes, and is even said to allow you to make contact with Greek and Egyptian gods. Tsavorite garnet not only affects the energy of the person wearing it or carrying it beneficially, but also other people nearby. Tsavorite garnet is used in crystal healing and folk medicine for cell growth, quicker healing, heart problems, disorders of the five senses. Tsavorite garnet is related to the heart and solar plexus chakras.
Pyrope garnet is a stabilising stone that strengthens circulation and treats the digestive tract. It neutralises heartburn and soothes a sore throat. It also aids the healing of bladder problems, circulation problems, exhaustion, cold feet, joint problems, tiredness and weakness, weak muscles, ear problems, pregnancy, sexuality problems, numbness, temperature sensitivity and bedsores.
RED PYROPE GARNET
Red garnet promotes base chakra opening, it warms and grounds you while directing Kundalini energy into the base chakra. This stone enhances your sexuality and fertility. Red garnet draws your harmonious and compatible mate, aids sexual healing and tantric sex. This stone encourages you to participate in a momogamous and stable relationship with your partner.
Red garnet represents love. It is attuned to the heart chakra energy and it revitalises feelings and enhances sexuality. Red garnet controls anger especially toward yourself.
Rhodolite garnet helps the heart to open to love in all forms. It will assist you in becoming more open to giving and receiving love, kindness and compassion. Rhodolite garnet encourages you to recall your life’s purpose and then to take the appropriate steps to move down the path. Rhodolite is a great stone for soothing and healing your negative and self destructive emotions. It encourages feelings of self worth and compassion for yourself and others.
Spessartine garnet resonates with the creative energies of the universe. It encourages you during meditation to bring forth your dreams and visions into reality. This is an optimistic stone that encourages you to be more confident, daring and courageous. Wear this stone if you are suffering from blocks in your creative process.
This stone is for those who feel the need to fill every moment with activity, it will teach you to just “be” and acknowledge that you are there at that time and place. Uvarovite stimulates the healing of the heart from past emotional wounds.