Red Garnet Gemstones
A Garnet is a pseudo-silicate – meaning an Si O4 compound with various combinations of metals within it. Red is the most common colour, though many colours of this mineral exist – including green, purple, black and blue. Both almandine (aluminium-iron) and pyrope (magnesium-aluminium) minerals can be called Red Garnet Gemstones. Both of them are isometric crystal systems.
Red Garnet was a highly used gemstone in Europe, both during Antiquity and the Middle Ages. It was used during the baptism of Constantine to convert him to Christianity. Garnets are also extremely durable – some red garnets have been discovered from tombstones dating back to thousands of years. As suggested, they were throughout history for good luck and to ensure a peaceful journey into the afterlife. Red Garnet Gems has always been associated with 'journeys'. The stone was carried by travellers, traders and businessmen. Some huge specimens of Red Garnet Gemstone found in Australia have measured tens of feet across! The stone is also a popular produce of East Africa.
Properties and healing effects of the Red Garnet Gemstones:
Mars is the ruling planet of the Red Garnet Gemstones. The Red Garnet Gems has been used as jewellery for thousands of years. It can be worn as a ring or as bracelets, necklaces or pendants. The stone helps remove feelings of insecurity and problems in physical and mental health. Wearing this stone helps prevent prostrate issues and weight problems. It also strengthens the wearer's bone structure.
South India and Australia are the biggest producers; the stone, however is found in abundance throughout the world.
Before you buy your Red Garnet Gemstones:
- Indian Name: Red Garnet
- Cosmic Color: Red
How to care for your Red Garnet Gemstones:
Warm soapy water is ideal for cleaning your Red Garnet Gemstones. It shouldn't be cleaned or exposed to chemicals, or exposed to scratches and abrasions. Your Red Garnet Gemstones might routinely carry negative energies, and the stone or ring can be detoxified by dipping it in water overnight.