This is a VERY interesting specimen of garnet, to say the least. We have done a lot of digging but have unsuccessfully been able to place the exact local of this piece. IT came from a collection we acquired without proper identification. After our digging, our best guess is this specimen likely comes from some part of Africa or Mexico. Either way, it would be an awesome addition to any collection, big or small!
Size: 2.8 x 2.4 x 2.0 in.
Weight: 12.2 oz
Garnet is a silicate mineral that has been cherished since the Bronze Age. It gets its name from the English word "gernet", meaning dark red. Although, it is possible it is further derived from the Latin word "granum" meaning grain or seed. There are many different types of garnet. They are all similar in crystal structure but can vary in chemical composition. The most abundant type of garnet used in jewelry is Almandine/Almandite.
Garnet is used to revitalize, purify, and balance energies. It often inspires love and devotion towards people and duties. It is frequently used for encouraging serenity and passion.
Chemical Formula: R3R2(SiO4)3 (R = Various elements that contribute to the species of garnet. There are over 20 known but only 5 are most commonly used for jewelry.)
Commonly found in Brazil, China, Madagascar, Namibia, and the United States.
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