Thursday, February 26, 2015

Garnet

Garnet is a group of silicate minerals that have been used as gemstones and abrasives since the Bronze Age.

All types of garnets have similar properties as crystal formations, but are different in their chemical make up.



Garnet can be many different colors ranging from colorless to black, brown, blue, pink, purple, green, yellow, orange and red.

The rarest garnet is the blue garnet which was found in the late 1990s in Madagascar. It can also be found in Russia, Tanzania, Turkey, Kenya and even in the United States. Its color changes from blue-green in the daylight, to purple in incandescent light. There are pretty high traces of vanadium in garnet.

Garnet can be gemstone quality if it is transparent and used as an abrasive if it is opaque. Its luster can be glass-like to amber-like.

The Garnet is a regeneration and energizing stone. It boosts your energy and brings stability and order to chaos.

Garnet is also a protection stone from evil, nightmares and wounds. It is said to release bad karma. It is a root chakra stone brings abundance, prosperity and realization to dreams. It builds self-confidence, inspiration and creativity. It also makes your life purpose clear. It helps in aiding memory.

This stone is considered to increase commitment, honesty, hope and faith. It helps with positive thoughts and dispels depression. It will help you overcome a crisis or trauma. It helps you get over feelings of helplessness and encourages courage. It eliminates abandonment issues and fear. It reduces self-sabotage and enhances positive and calming feelings. It can also help you realize and enjoy pleasures of this life like sensuality, sexuality, intimacy and fashion. Also, love and passion.


It is also a spiritual healing stone, used to enhance intuition, growth and inner strength.

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