Quartz crystal is used to both harmonize and align human energies – thought, consciousness, emotions – with the energies of the universe and is recognized as a “stone of power”.
An energy amplifier; quartz doubles the auric field, storing, releasing and regulating energy on the physical and mental dimensions. Quartz provides for clarity in thinking and assists in retaining calmness in all situations.
When quartz is included, those mineral inclusions properties are also enhanced and amplified.
From antiquity, Garnets have a long history of use as both a talisman and symbol of power and healing.
The ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans wore garnet jewelry for protection, success, and health.
It has been used as a sacred stone by the Native American Indians, South American Indians, Aztecs, African tribal elders and the Mayans.
Since the times of the Noah’s ark, garnets have been used to light the way into the inner part of the ark. Because of its guiding quality, garnet is used to direct travelers and keep them save on a journey.
Garnet is a stone of truth and purity as well as a symbol of love and compassion.
Known as the “stone of health”, garnets are able to help in purifying the bodily energies, in removing toxins, and in restoring, revitalizing and cleansing the body, mind, and spirit.
Garnet is used to extract negative energy from the chakras and transmuting the energy to a beneficial state. It enhances ones internal fire and creativity.
Garnet is a stone of romantic love and passion. Metaphysically it is used to enhance sensuality, sexuality and intimacy.
Also known as a “stone of commitment”, the loving powers of Garnet tend to reflect the attributes of devotion, bringing the love of others to expressions of warmth and understanding.
Garnet is an excellent stone for manifestation, and can assist mystically with building one’s self-confidence as well as success in one’s chosen profession or business.
It balances and stimulates the development and movement of the Kundalini and stimulates both the base and crown chakras.
Garnet produces an energy which is predisposed to discourage chaotic, disruptive and disorganized growth. Like Fluorite, it can be used to bring order to chaos.
Garnet is also a protective energy stone which is especially effective for protection from evil.
A garnet gemstone under a pillow is said to prevent bad dreams, as well, wearing the gemstone in jewelry is told to help generate popularity amongst peers, and help alleviate depression; it will also bring constancy to friendships.
Chlorite included Quartz
One of the most powerful healing minerals available. Chlorite provides a powerful “Earth” energy, which cleanses the aura, chakras and meridians of obstruction. It helps dissipate anger, hostility and frustration.
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Rutilated quartz intensifies the power of the quartz crystal. It heightens the energetic impulse of Quartz and is a very efficient vibrational healer. It cleanses and energizes the aura, aids astral travel, scrying and channeling. It gives protection against psychic attacks.
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Pyrite included Quartz
Usually formed in brass or silver cubes. It creates a protective energy within the aura which is able to prevent/reduce the intrusion of all forms of negative energy. This creates a uniquely protective stone.
Pyrite has a defensive character and is an excellent choice to shield one from many forms of negative energy. Simply having a piece of pyrite on ones person brings in the protective, shielding aspect of this stone which works on the physical, etheric, and emotional level.
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Numerology- Red Garnet vibrates to the number 2. The number 2 is about partnerships, cooperation and gentleness.
Gemological Properties- Quartz is in the hexagonal crystal system and has a chemical composition of SiO2. It is a transparent gemstone with a wide color range. The refractive index is 1.54 and the specific gravity is 2.66. The hardness is a 7 on the Moe’s Hardness Scale. All quartz crystals have strongly piezoelectric and pyroelectric properties, and are excellent amplifiers.
Almandine and Pyrope are two of the most common varieties of red garnet. The dark red Almandine variety is usually seen as ‘Star garnet’and is composed of Fe3Al2(SiO4)3. The Pyrope variety is very common and the chemical composition is Mg3Al2(Si04)3. Garnet belongs to the Cubic crystal system and is red to deep red in color. The hardness is 7-7 ½ on the mohs scale.
Hessonite Garnet is from the Grossularite mineral species belonging to the Garnet group. The crystal system is cubic and offers a chemical composition of Ca3AL2(SiO4)3. It us usually seen in transparent to semi-transparent crystals with a light to dark yellow to reddish orange color. The hardness is a 7, refractive index is 1.74, specific gravity is 3.61
Chlorite is a name used for a group of sheet silicate minerals with similar properties. It occurs in various shades of green, yellow, white, pink and rose-red.It’s chemical composition generalized formula is (Mg,Fe)3(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2.(Mg,Fe)3(OH)6. It is a silicate in the monoclinic crystal system,with a mohs hardness of 2 – 2.5.
Pyrite is a Iron Sulfide (FeS2) which belongs to the Isometric or cubic crystal system. Found predominately in cubes, pyritohedrons, sometimes octahedral and more rarely, distorted octahedral crystals. It is also seen in the drusy formation and often as inclusions inside quartz. The hardness is around a 6.5 and the specific gravity is very heavy, 5.02. The refractive index is very high and over the limits of a refractometer. Iron Pyrite is a very abundant mineral found world wide.
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