Holy Land Garnet
The first Holy Land Garnet was found by Shefa in Israel in the beginning of the new millennium (2000). High gem-quality Garnet originated from the Holy Land are VERY RARE. As of today, less than 3,000 Carats where discovered.
Garnets are a group of silicate minerals that have been used since the Bronze Age as gemstones. All species of garnets possess similar physical properties and crystal forms, but differ in chemical composition. The different species are pyrope, almandine, spessartine, grossular (varieties of which are hessonite or cinnamon-stone and tsavorite), uvarovite and andradite. The garnets make up two solid solution series: pyrope-almandine-spessartine and uvarovite-grossular-andradite.
Garnet species are found in many colors including red, orange, yellow, green, purple, brown, blue, black, pink, and colorless, with reddish shades most common.
Garnet species’ light transmission properties can range from the gemstone-quality transparent specimens to the opaque varieties used for industrial purposes as abrasives. The mineral’s luster is categorized as vitreous (glass-like) or resinous (amber-like).
Mineral Metaphysical and Energetic Properties:
Physical possible effects:
Relief for spinal and foot pain. Relieves constipation. Helps the muscles relax. Helps with muscle flexibility. Assists in the treatment of arthritis. Loosens cramp and relaxes muscles, for example in migraine, cramp-like headaches, cramp in the circulation, stomach and intestinal cramps and gallbladder colic.
Hinders blood-clotting and all kinds of processes connected with stimulation and secretion. It increases blood circulation, makes the walls of the blood vessels tough and elastic, and expands the blood vessels surrounding the heart, thereby improving the functioning of the heart muscle. Promotes the toughness and hardness of the bones and is also involved with the metabolism of carbohydrates, fat and proteins and prevents sclerosis of tissue and vessels.
Promotes alkaline metabolic processes. In this way, it will help with all problems that arise through over-acid conditions, for example rheumatism and gout, and will decrease excessive acid formation in the stomach. Supports the absorption of iron in the intestine and normalizes conductivity in the nerves. In this way, it helps with symptoms of weakness, slowed down perception and even with paralysis.
Psychological/mental possible effects:
Promotes a peaceful disposition and is effective against nervousness, fearfulness, hypochondria, schizophrenia and dampens excitability, irritability and aggression. Magnesium makes us more resilient towards stress. Calming effect on nervousness, fears and feelings of guilt. Encourages the facility to express feelings, and to release behavioral patterns of holding onto things and holding back. It also stimulates a desire for change and alteration.
Supplies vitality and alertness, promotes creativity and the desire to turn ideas into reality. It mobilizes states of mood that have become rigid or frozen and provides the possibility for change.
Spiritual possible effects:
Promotes a positive attitude towards life. It helps us accept ourselves for who we are and to love ourselves. This gives us the gift of cheering up others and encouraging them, solely through the atmosphere we create
Can help with a loss of identity, finding out again who we really are and what our task is in life. It encourages a sense of reality, soberness and alertness at any given moment. Aids the recognition of the seductions of modern life as the illusions they are and helps us to deal with them. Promotes joy in living and the ability to be creatively active. Ensures survival in the sense of continuous further development towards optimal conditions.