Beautiful garnet from Mali. This is the original crystal structure. The garnet is named after the Latin 'granatus' which refers to the pomegranate. Read more.
The garnet is named after the Latin 'granatus' which refers to the pomegranate. This is a plant with red seeds that are about the same color as the red garnets. However, the family is much larger; the term garnet refers to a group of closely related minerals that includes more than twenty species, each with varieties within those species. The five main garnet types are pyrope, almandine, grossulite, andradite and spessartine. Garnets are found all over the world in many varieties.
Garnets healing properties
Garnet helps in hopeless situations, the stone gives energy and perseverance. Endurance, self-confidence and willpower are also stimulated. It promotes courage, optimism and joie de vivre.