Rhodolite Garnet Known Facts Color Purplish Red, Purple-Red, Reddish Purple, Purple, Pink Clarity Type II – usually eye clean with some inclusions under magnification Crystal Structure Cubic Chemical Composition Combination of Pyrope-Almandine Luster Vitreous Optic Character Singly Refractive Durability Very Good Specific Gravity(SG) 3.84 Refractive Index(RI) 1.76 Birefringence - Hardness 7-7.5 Occurrence Brazil, India, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Africa, the United State
Mystical Properties: Garnet is a stone of romantic love and passion. Metaphysically it is used to enhance sensuality, sexuality and intimacy. It is said that garnet will bring positive thoughts and boost energy. It is an excellent stone for manifestation, and can assist mystically with building one's self-confidence as well as success in one's chosen profession. The Garnet is commonly known as the stone for a successful business. If your business is not as good as it should be, just put three or more garnets on your desk, and improvement should be forthcoming.
A garnet gemstone under a pillow is said to prevent bad dreams, as well, wearing the gemstone in jewelry is told to help generate popularity amongst peers, and help alleviate depression; it will also bring constancy to friendships.
Garnet is also a protective energy stone which is especially effective for protection from evil. It is also often used for gentle spiritual healing. Lore tells that garnet can heal the blood, heart and lungs.
Healing Properties: Garnet is found in a myriad of color...but just now we will speak only of red garnet in healing. The Garnet is associated with the thyroid and spleen. Both organs may benefit with cleansing and purify with the garnet, when the gemstone is held over the organ.
A garnet held in the hand or placed atop the head whilst searching or meditating on past lives can be quite useful in bringing about what is being searched for, or meditated upon. Beneficial information for the searcher may be released. Although the information may be painful, it will be what the searcher needs, the garnet is a stone of truth and purity as well as a symbol of love an compassion, simply trust that the information will be released as it is needed for awareness and healing of spirituality.
Magical Properties: Energy: Projective Element: Fire Powers: Healing, protection, strength It is told that garnet holds not only the power to protect it's wearer from negative energies, but to send those negative energies back to where they originated from. If you are suffering from malicious gossip and lies, wearing a garnet will send the negative vibrations directly back to those perpetrating them. Whenever you hear or feel negative remarks, place the garnet between the trouble makers and yourself; the rebound will most assuredly go unnoticed until they suffer from the results.
Chakra Classification: Garnet is associated primarily with the1st, Root or Base Chakra, but also with other chakras depending on its color, as garnet develops into many different colors, details may be found here. Garnet is a stone that can connect with the kundalini energy of transformation. The garnet can regenerate and transmute; at the same time it can lift depression and help keep thoughts on a higher level.