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Garnets are a group of silicate minerals. All species of garnets possess similar physical properties and crystal forms but differ in chemical composition Such as Pyrope Mg3Al2Si3O12, Almandine Fe3Al2Si3O12, Spessartine Mn3Al2Si3O12, Andradite Ca3Fe2Si3O12, Grossular Ca3Al2Si3O12, Uvarovite Ca3Cr2Si3O12.
Most Garnets have a variable magnetic attraction. This characteristic also uses to identify garnet. Pyrope – almandine – spessartine and uvarovite – grossular – andradite is two solid solution series of garnets.
This nesosilicates mineral Specific gravity is 3.1–4.3 with 6.5–7.5 hardness according to the Mohs hardness scale.
Garnets don’t have Pleochroism, It’s a single Reflective Stone in gemstone families. Garnet has many kinds of color such as Red, Purple, Green, Yellow, Orange, pink, Colour Change, Blue, Brown, Black, Colourless. Blue Garnet is very rare. In history, Red garnets were the most commonly used gemstones. In industrial, Garnet sand is a good abrasive, and a common replacement for silica sand in sandblasting. Garnet is found in Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Madagascar, Ethiopia, USA, France, Germany, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Turkey, Zimbabwe, Australia, Austria, Canada.
Garnet is the traditional birthstone of those born in January and the birthstone of Aquarius in astrology.
Healing Properties of Garnet 👇
This nesosilicates Gemstone cleanses and re-energizes the chakras. Garnet Associates with Base and Heart Chakra and regenerates the body and stimulates the metabolism. Garnet regenerates the body, stimulating metabolism. Garnet treats spinal and cellular disorders, purifies the blood, heart, and lungs, and regenerates DNA and assists assimilation of minerals and vitamins Such as iodine, calcium, magnesium, and Vitamins A, D, and E. [ Vitamins and Minerals Guide