To pursue our semiprecious stone discovery, I propose this week the following article: What is the Grenate?
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Through this article, we will therefore address multiple points such as its history, itsBenefits and virtues, its different varieties and a whole bunch of other info that will help you choose your stone better.
Known for many years,the grenates have crossed the story.
It would seem that this story begins with Theophrasta (philosopher of ancient Greece) who had already referred to them as anthrax.
These are stones that have always been appreciated for their beauty and very often used to adorn jewelry.
The grenates existed already and were called scarbows (Dark red granate).
Whether in Greece, Rome or ancient Egypt, the Grenates were cut out as faces or animals.
If we believe the Bible, Noah would have used a lantern of Grenate to direct his arch in the darkness of the Flood. As for the Qur'an, the fourth sky would be composed of scarbuncles.
They used them during funeral ceremonies. This stone was, according to them, able to guide the dead to "the Valhalla", their paradise.
He thinks that European courtiers were raffolating at the grenates of Bohemia...
The principality of Hunza (North Pakistan) came under British control in 1891. The warriors then decided to shoot the British in Kashmir with bullets from grenat. Because they thought theirs were red color blood gave them a more murderous character.
Its name simply comes from Latin "malum granatum" meaning "grain fruit". It is indeed that his flamboyant red color Reminds the grains contained in Granada.
Another story also seems to tell that its name is due to the rounded form of the first raw stones found, which were very similar to the appearance of a grain.
The Grenate represents a family of minerals that belongs to the family of crystallizing Nesosilicates.
It is a family that is composed of multiple varieties of stones, which can be translucent or non-transparent depending on the models.
These stones have a hardness of 6–7.5 on the Mohs scale and a density of 3.5–4.3.
As we have already seen in the articles devoted to other stones, deposits are sometimes complicated to find.
The advantage with the Grenate is that the deposits are abundant. It is also found in France, on the side of the island of Groix in Brittany.
But also in India, Tanzania, Madagascar, Russia, Canada, Brazil and many other places!
These minerals are found in:
The more regularly you will find this stone in a red color.
However, there are many varieties due to the chemical composition of this mineral, including:
For indecisive people, the best option is still to opt for a jewel made from different varieties of Grenat, as for example this Craftsman Mala made up of 108 stones of Grenatto multiple colors.
The list is long and there are still many of them, I invite you to complete your research by reading other articles or files on the subject.
So you can make your choice based on your preferences and discover Granates of purple, brown, orange, green, yellow colors...
The Grenate is considered to be a transformation stone able to outdo difficulties, intensify love passion, and improve sexual appetite.
It represents la creativity, but also vitality necessary to carry out personal and professional projects by releasing conditionings.
It is a stone that adapts to calm and laid people, it is to be discouraged from jealous or coleric people.
No matter how varied your stone is, this one must imperatively be kept away from extreme temperatures. A thermal shock could cause irreversible damage.
To clean it, just pass it under the running water regularly (once a week) and to purify it, you can plunge it into salted distilled water.
You can do this in several ways:
Grenate is generally associated in January and therefore to the signs of the Capricorn and Aquarius.
However, in the face of the many varieties that exist, many other signs can be attached to stone depending on the variety chosen.
As with astrological signs, different chakras can be associated with Grenat.
In its most general form, the following Chakras are attached to it:
When choosing your Grenate, know that the more transparent this one will be, the higher its price.
I hope you'll find this article again, you can all find our jewelry made with stones of garnet simply following this link: Granat de collection.
If you want to, please tell us in comment about the variety of Grenate you prefer! And if you have a question about this particular stone, it is also with pleasure that you can ask it here.
We'll meet next week for a new article. Meanwhile, don't forget to give you moments just for yourself!
See you next Tuesday!
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