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Grossular Garnet exemplifies hope, empowerment, and all things nurturing from Mother Earth. In shades as varied as a magnificent sunrise, to the lush and verdant greens of growth and renewal, it is a stone of prosperity and abundance; encouraging gratitude and service to others.
Garnet History and Uses:
In ancient times it was referred to as Carbunculus, a reference to glowing embers, Noah’s Ark was said to be lit by a Garnet lantern. It has been used throughout history by emperors, knights, and warriors as a protective talisman and to heal the blood. Hindus and Buddhists consider it a holy stone of enlightenment. It was used as early as 2100 BC by the Sumerians and has been highly regarded worldwide by many ancient cultures including in Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Native North American, Aztec, Mayan, and African tribal cultures.
Green Grossular Garnet Geological Description:
Grossular is a calcium-aluminum species of the garnet group of minerals. It has the chemical formula of Ca3Al2(SiO4)3 but the calcium may, in part, be replaced by ferrous iron and the aluminum by ferric iron. The name grossular is derived from the botanical name for the gooseberry, grossularia, in reference to the green garnet of this composition that is found in Siberia.
Affirmation: When I am in tune with the earth I am safe, secure, complete.
All information about metaphysical properties is for reference only. It is a combination of research on how the gemstones have been used by different cultures today and throughout history, and our own personal experience. We do not recommend using crystals as a substitute for conventional medical or psychological treatment and do not claim they cure or heal medical conditions. Please always listen to the advice of your medical professional and only use crystals as a complementary therapy in addition to medical treatment.