Auspicious Stones | Garnet Gemstone | Garnet Crystal
Garnet, a Gemstone with Multiple Benefits
Thegarnet is a family of minerals that occurs in nature in specific crystal structures. It occurs in
nature in many forms that are a mixture of many pure species such as uvarovite, pyrope, almandine,andradite, etc. The word ‘garnet’is derived from a Latin word named ‘granatus,’ meaning ‘seeds.’
Greeks called these minerals asgarnetas they found its color resembled the pomegranate seeds. Butthis does not restrict thegarnet from existing in other color varieties such as colorless, red, orange,
violet, green, purple, etc.Garnet’sopacity can vary from opaque to transparent to translucent. Green tsavorite variety is veryrare variety and is considered as the costliest of allgarnets. Even thoughgarnetsare hard next to
diamonds, they do are affected by scratches, chemical reactions, and temperatures, hence they areneeded to be protected from same. During ancient times some tribes in Asia used these gemstonesbullets, while some started using them as rings, necklaces, and bracelets in jewelries during latertimes.Garnetis considered as auspicious by astrologers and offers a wide range of benefits.
Garnetcomes in various mixtures of pure species as already mentioned. Following are the majortypes ofgarnets.AlmandineAndraditeEssonite (Cinnamon stone) - Carbuncle, Rhodolite, HessoniteGrossular - Gooseberrygarnet or Grossularite
Pyrope – Cape ruby or BohemiangarnetSpessartineTopazoliteUvaroviteUralian emerald or Demantoid
Agarnethas many healing properties and is considered to be effective against health problems suchas blood deficiency, rheumatism, arthritis, spleen lethargy, and fever. It is also said to improve sexualdrives and is suggested for the wellbeing of the heart, lungs, muscles, kidney, and blood. It haspsychological benefits such as protection against impure thoughts and depression.
Benefits to lifestyle
Many suggest thatgarnetcan help you increase your self-esteem and chances of success in abusiness. It is believed that the stone can make your travel experience pleasant if it is worn duringthe travels. It helps you achieve balance, peace, and spiritual enlightenment. In fact, the gemsymbolizes truth, fidelity, constancy, compassion, etc.
Benefits to professions
Garnetis said to have beneficial effects for people such as artists, scientists, writers, researchers,doctors, soldiers, etc.
Asgarnetshave hard fracture they are used as abrasives in leather, wood, metal, and plasticindustries.