Garnet Crystals Meanings and Properties

Garnet Crystals Meanings and Properties

Garnet Crystals Meanings and Properties

Garnet - Uvarovite

Mineral Information

Origin: Worldwide

Mineral Species: Garnet Group: garnets have a wide colour range, each due to a slightly different chemical formula, and there are 15 species of garnet

Mineral Group: Silicates - nesosilicates

Chemical Formula: See individual garnets below

Hardness: 6.5-7.5

Crystal System: Cubic (Isometric)

Colour: Wide colour range

Typical Appearance: Usually dodecahedral or trapezoidal crystals, or a combination of the two.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Aquarius, secondary birthstone for Leo, Virgo, and Capricorn

Chakra Alignment: Depends on colour

Element: None

Origin of Name & Mythology: Since the Middle Ages, garnet has represented the journey of the soul, and just as polishing a garnet will bring out its inner fire, life's trials and difficulties are seen as a polishing process for the character.


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