Red Garnet is a gemstone of vitality and passion
Chakra Base Birthstone January Zodiac Capricorn Wedding Anniversary 20th, 35th and 55th
Spiritual Said to warn of approaching danger and historically were used as a talisman. Ignatius Loyola had red garnet on his sword to keep him present in battle.
Said to inspire romantic love, passion, sensuality, sexuality, intimacy, positive thoughts, inspiration, energy, past life recall, career success, social popularity and self confidence. Helps us become more productive and achievement-oriented. (and we can all do with more of all of the above:-)
Physical Stimulates metabolism and treats heart, lungs and hips.
Mental and Emotional Sharpens perception of self and others. Helps you let go of useless or old patterns/ideas. Opens heart and bestows self confidence.
Green Garnet opens the heart and enhances fertility
Green Garnet (Grossularite)
Chakra Base and heart Birthstone January Zodiac Capricorn Wedding Anniversary 20th, 35th and 55th
Spiritual Opens the heart and bestows self confidence. Removes inhibitions and taboos. Helps you turn crisis into challenge. Clears negative chakra energy. Augments peace, serenity, meditation, creativity, healing, purification, patience and clarity of thought.
Physical Enhances fertility. Excellent for arthritis, rheumatism and kidneys.
Mental and Emotional Teaches relaxation and going with the flow, inspires service and cooperation
Garnets are one of the most well known of the semi precious gemstones, what is less well known about garnets is that they come in most any colour: a virtual rainbow of colors, including pink, red, purple, orange, yellow, violet, green, colorless, occasionally black, brown and many more shades of red and green.
The most common colour is reddish brown.
Bohemian Garnet is deep red gemstone, Russian Demantoid and African Tsavorite are vibrant green.
Garnets were so called by the ancient Greeks since the colour reminded them of the pomegranate seed or granatum.
Garnets are found in a wide variety of locations including Kenya, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Brazil, India, Madagascar, Canada and USA. In the USA garnet alone it’s been found in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Utah, Florida, California and Virginia.
The majority of today’s Garnet supplies come from Africa. Notable quantities of garnets have been also found in Czech Republic and Spain. The oranges and browns of Spessartite and Hessonite hail from Namibia and Sri Lanka.