Garnet

Garnet
Last updated : September 21, 2017 12:09 PM

The deep-red and attractive gemstone, generally, found in antique jewellery is nothing but incredibly magnificent Garnet. However, Garnets are not just deep-red in color, they are found in almost every color that a rainbow has.

Garnets are the stones that belong to silicate family and are used as precious stone since the Bronze Age. In USA, Garnet is considered the birthstone of people born in January.

By the term “Garnet”, the first thing that the experts mean is a group of more than ten gemstones, which are almost same in chemical composition.

Healing Properties

The beneficial properties that garnet contains:

  • Physical Healer

Garnets are believed to cure diseases, like spinal and cellular disorders, thyroid, haemorrhages, and inflammatory diseases. It also helps purifying the blood, promoting the production of haemoglobin, and keeping the reproductive system healthy.

The medicinal abilities of garnet are thought to reduce the toxins in the body, stimulate metabolism, treat cellular and spinal disorders, regenerate DNA, and assimilate vitamins and minerals. It is also thought to fix the disturbance related to the heart except for arterial hypertension. Reportedly, garnet has also believed to relieve arthritic pain and rheumatism.

  • Emotional Healer

Garnet is a useful stone at the time of crisis, particularly when there is no ways person can escape from that situation. The survival instinct that is required to face such situations is bestowed upon the wearer by the garnet gemstone. It brings courage and faith in such negative situations and turns crisis into the challenge.

Garnet can perform as a strong aide, which balances the energy system and upholds the attitude. Garnet is believed to prevent insecurity and fear of emotional unrest, as well as money loss. This is a lucky stone for love, success and fulfilling desires. Garnet can be worn to increase the popularity and positivity amongst others.

Garnet endows with a protective power and a stable soothing energy throughout its use.  It is thought to nurse back emotional problems and disparity. Garnet is used to alleviate bad dreams while sleeping.

  • Spiritual Healer

Garnet stabilizes the connection of human beings with spirituality. It enhances love between the partners and converts it into a deep spiritual commitment to each other. It sharpens the perceptions of the wearer and lets him go off the old and obsolete ideas. Garnet aids in getting rid of the prevalent orthodox thoughts and taboos, which opens up the heart and endows the wearer with self-confidence.

The stone of commitment, garnet reflects the attributes of understanding and devotion. It monitors the flow of energy flowing in the body.

  • Heals and Balances Chakra

Although garnet reenergizes all the chakras, but it is basically known to heal crown and base chakra. It purifies and balances the energies of the chakras, and provides free movement of the energies. It distributes an equal amount of the energy to each portion of the body.

The base chakra is the abode to the kundalini or the life energy of the body. A balanced root or base chakra keeps the person away from lethargy, fatigue, and inactivity.  The crown chakra is situated at the top of the head, which allows all the positive things to enter the body and drives out all the negative things. A balanced crown chakra gives way to the new methods, ideas, visions and approaches to come into the mind of the person.

Garnet at a Glance

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Where is Garnet found?

In the present times, Africa is the world's largest supplier of garnets to the world. The other sources from where Garnets are mined are USA, India, Brazil, and Soviet Union.

 

Garnet Facts

Some facts about Garnet

  • Garnets are found in several colors, but the rarest is the blue-colored garnet, which was found in Madagascar in 90’s.
  • It is said that in 1996, a student in Australia discovered the species of garnet, which measured nearly 100 ft. and is the largest single garnet ever found?
  • Garnet is the birthstone of people born in the month of January.
  • It is an excellent zodiac stone of Aquarius.
  • Meditating with garnet in hand is believed to aid in past-life regression.
  • Garnets were used in ancient Asia and in South America as bullets because it was said to cause more dangerous injuries and wounds in comparison to the bullets.
  • It is believed that if the garnet gemstone is engraved with an image of a lion and is worn by a human being, all the diseases of that person will be cured magically.

Metaphysical Properties

Garnet encompasses a color changing property due to which it is sometimes mistaken with Alexandrite. Garnet is conserved to be the stone healing base and heart chakra. It is associated with the planet Mars and is considered good for people born under the zodiac signs- Virgo, Leo, and Aries.

Garnets are commonly divided into sub-groups, Group 1 is said to contain aluminium as their second element, which includes Almandine, Pyrope, and Spessartine, and the other group i.e. Group 2 is said to contain calcium as their first element, which includes Grossular, Uvarovite, and Andradite. The hardness of this gemstone is in between the range of 6.5 to 8.0 on Moh’s scale.

Garnet Color

Garnets are available in different colors, and are from the family of related groups of minerals as well, which includes andradite (colorless, yellow-green, or brown to black), almandine (red to violet red), pyrope (deep red), grossular (white, brownish-red, yellow-green,yellow,  orange or black), and Spessartine (rose, yellow, or orange to reddish-brown).

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Comments

 
Nike
You have mentioned various tinctures of Garnet. I also have been recommended to wear this charm but I am little confused which one should I put on. Can you please suggest?
Reply on 1/11/14
 
Jewelexi
Hi Nike… actually Garnet possesses all the healing properties as mentioned in the article above regardless of its tincture. If you are being recommended then you should go for it. You may choose any shade of it, it doesn’t matter.
Reply on 12/11/14
 
Emil
Garnet is a semi-precious talisman which prevents the fear and insecurity of the wearer’s emotional unrest. It also avoids the money loss. It is quite popular as a lucky charm for fulfilling desires, for success and love. I am quite impressed with its features. I think I should try it. Should I? Please suggest.
Reply on 27/11/14
Jewelexi
If you find this talisman suitable for your requirements then discuss with your astrologer and then if he suggest then you should go for it as in this case astrologer plays an important role.
Reply on 13/1/15
 
Jacob John
my astrologer has recommended me this gemstone...as it is my birthstone..but here i have got confused as there are various shades of it...which one should i try? please suggest..
Reply on 10/4/15
Alexa
hey Jacob.....according to me you may try any of the shades of Garnet...if it is your Zodiac charm then any hue of it will prove to be beneficial for you...i have also tuned its red shade...and you know what it has become best thing ever for me...i just love it...you should also go for it...take advantages of it...
Reply on 4/5/15
 
Wesley
Garnet and its metaphysical and healing properties lore. Did you know Garnet is called a stone of regeneration and stability?
Reply on 13/9/15

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