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Garnet Gemstones

Fabulous garnet gemstones are very common and can be found in many areas around the world. The most common being Africa, Argentina, Bohemia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, India, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand and Turkey. In the United States, the most common areas are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Utah and Virginia.

There are actually 10 classes of garnet gemstones, generally listed as being 7 classes with 3 sub-classes. These include Almandine, Andradite, Demantoid, Grossular, Hessonite, Pyrope, Rhodolite, Spessartite, Tsavorite and Uvarovite. This article deals with the gemstone properties that are basic to all types of Garnet gemstone. If we have added an article on the individual types, the name will be clickable and it will be included in the menu on the right side of the web site. Other articles will be added as time allows.

Due to the abundance of garnet gemstones available around the world, they are one of the least expensive gemstones on the market and are not used in jewlery as often as many other types of gemstones for that very reason. But what the jewelry industry snubs, the metaphysical market craves because they are one of the most top notch healing gemstones available.

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Garnet stones can help bring out your best side making you more attractive to employers and more popular with co-workers. It makes others want to work with you giving you an advantage over others. This makes it a great stone to wear or carry when you are competing with other co-workers for a raise or promotion.

Wear or carry a garnet stone to a job interview to help the interviewer be impressed by you. You will be the one they think about first when it comes time to decide who gets the job.

A garnet crystal worn as jewelry or simply held in your hand (or pocket) helps to expand your awareness of the world around you and all the spiritual energies contained there in. They are the perfect stones to aid in helping you to manifest your desires and needs into reality. If you are working "The Secret (Law of Attraction)", keep one with you any time you are attuning your mind to the things you are manifesting. It not only helps you keep your mind on your goal but also helps to speed the process.

If you find yourself feeling down in the dumps and having a hard time getting going, try meditating with or wearing garnet gemstones. It can bring out your passion for life and for living, bringing you closer to family and friends. It restores your vitality and passion for life giving you extra energy and stay-ability. Don't turn to stimulants like caffeine, absorb the healing energies of a garnet gemstone to increase your energies and sail through the rest of your day.

If you are looking for that special someone in your life and you want to be lucky in love, wear or carry a garnet gemstone any time you are going somewhere you might meet that special someone. They help increase your personal magnetism helping you to draw that special someone to you. But what happens when you are not 100% positive the person you met is the right one for you? Ask the stone if the person is right for you and then sleep with it under your pillow. The answer should come to you in a dream during the night.

Once you are sure you have met the right person for you, use a garnet gemstone as a stone of commitment. It helps both of you see the best attributes of the other creating a loving atmosphere of devotion and understanding that can withstand the test of time.

All businesses need more than a little luck to survive, especially in these trying times. If you want your business to have a little more luck that all the others, put a garnet gemstone in the cash register and/or hang a few from the ceiling over your cash register or business office to attract the luck that you need to soar above your competition.

To bring a little extra luck into your job situation, try a garnet stone. This is especially true if you have a dangerous job or have to travel dangerous areas on a regular basis. Wear or carry one to ensure you are lucky in staying safe.

Garnet gemstones can help balance and stimulate the entire chakra system from the base chakra to the crown. A meditation done while allowing one to rest on the body above each of the chakras can leave you feeling empowered, balanced and ready to take on anything the world has to throw at you.

Main Chakra: Base

Planet: Mars

Vibrates to the number: 2

Element: Fire

Astrological Sign: Capricorn

Garnet Gemstones Technical Details

Chemical Composition and Name - Silicates (Nesosilicates)

Hardness - 6.5 to 7.5

Specific Gravity - 3.5 - 4.3

Refractive Index (R.I.) - 1.780 - 1.889

Bi-refringence - None

Optic Sign -

Optical Character - Isotropic