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Garnet

Garnet

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Garnet

Australia

The collection contains 15 attractive pieces, the size of which varies between about 0.9 cm and 0.5 cm. Sold as a set.

Small size, very good quality bright blood red garnets. Garnet is a group of silicate minerals that are united by their chemical composition and cubic crystal system. Aluminum can also be replaced by iron or chrome. Garnet crystals are usually rhombidodecahedron or icose tetrahedron. Garnet has a hardness of 6.5-7.5 on the Mohs scale and its transparency ranges from completely transparent to opaque. The color scale of garnets is very wide: the most common colors are red, yellow, brown and green, but almost all colors except blue occur in garnets. Garnets are also known, which look blue in daylight and violet-red in artificial light.

Garnet probably got its name from the Latin word for grain or seed (granatus), which refers to the typical structure of the mineral as clearly distinct grain-like crystals. The name is thought to possibly refer to "mela granatum" or "pomum granatum" (pomegranate, Punica granatum), whose deep dark red seeds bear a striking resemblance to the garnet mineral. Garnet is a popular gemstone. There are six known garnet minerals: pyrope, almandine, spessartine, grossular, uvarovite and andradite. The first three of them form their own groups and the last three form their own.

Symbol meaning

The glowing red garnet symbolizes passion, strength, love and creativity. It is the stone of the heart and root chakra and has also been considered to represent sexuality, confidence, libido and fire. Garnet is mentioned in the texts of the Bible and has been used as a spectacular jewelry stone since ancient times. Because of this, it is also associated with Persephone, Aphrodite and Venus. According to Greek mythology, the queen of the underworld, Persephone held the key to the place where the garnet would spawn. Hades wanted Persephone for himself and kidnapped her with him to Manala. Ignoring the commands of the god Zeus to release Persephone, Hades tricked Persephone into eating four cursed pomegranate seeds, which causes her to spend four months with Hades.

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