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Garnet History and Uses:
Garnet crystal derives its name from either of the medieval Latin words Granatum, “pomegranate”, referring to it’s color, or granum, the name of a red dye. However, Garnet can be found in many colors ranging from dark red to orange, green to brown, pink and black. 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.
Garnet Geological Description:
There are five types of garnet – Rhodolite, Almandine, Spessartine, Grossular, Andradite, and Uvarovite. Most Garnets are a variety of aluminum silicates. Their hardness varies from 6.5 to 7.5. Garnets are found in India, Afghanistan, Austria, Czech Republic, Mexico, Greenland, Africa, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Madagascar, Sweden, and the USA.
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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.