Identity: It’s unique trait is, the occurrence it has with metamorphic rock. But there is still one way to recognize a Garnet is by using a strong neodymium magnets. Garnet is attracted by neodymium magnet due to its constancy of iron and manganese. It’s  hardness is of 6.5-7.5 on the Mohs Scale.

 Types: Garnet is found all over the world. Different types of garnet occur in different locations. The following shows some the type of garnet and place where it is usually found, you can go read about hessonite:

  • Pyrope: China, Madagascar, Myanmar (Burma), South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and the USA.
  • Pyrope (rhodolite): Brazil, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the USA.
  • Almandite: Brazil, India, Madagascar, Sri Lanka and the USA. Smaller deposits exist in Austria and the Czech Republic. Almandine garnet star-stones are found in India and the USA.
  • Spessartite: Brazil, China, Kenya, Madagascar, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and the USA. The best specimens come from Namibia and are called “Mandarin spessartine (spessartite)”.
  • Grossularite (hessonite): Brazil, Canada, Madagascar, India, Tanzania and the USA.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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Etymology: The word garnet comes from the 14th‑century Middle English word gernet, meaning ‘dark red’. It is derived from the Latin granatus, from granum (‘grain, seed’). This is possibly a reference to mela granatum or even pomum granatum , a plant whose fruits contain abundant and vivid red seed covers, which are similar in shape, size, and color to some garnet crystals.

Amulet: A Warrior’s Stone, Garnet served as a talisman in the Crusades for both the Christians and their Muslim enemies. As an amulet, Garnet was worn on the body for strong protection against poisons. Garnets are Enhancer Strengthener crystals. Enhancers have internal crystal lattices of perfect cubic symmetry and internal harmony. As “building block” talismans, their internal structure of perfect crystal lattices help us focus our efforts to build on our successes and enhance our lives. Strengtheners are crystals that are chemically formed in the island silicate class. This class of minerals forms very compact materials that are strong, resistant, and unyielding. Strengthener crystals provide you with the energy to resist temptations and resist distractions from your goals. Garnets are the best known Strengtheners and the perfect talismans to keep us on course.

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Chakra: Garnet is associated primarily with the root chakra, but also with the heart chakra.  It is used to balance, purify, align and remove negative energy from all the chakras and aura. Various types of garnets have their own properties in addition to those of garnet in general and may be related other chakras as well. Garnet is used to encourage movement of the kundalini is an orderly fashion.

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