Garnet is a type of gemstone that is found almost exclusively in the United States. It is usually a dark red, but can also be light or yellow. Garnets are a type of gemstone that is relatively rare and are often valued for their colour and quality. Garnet is a variety of the mineral peridot.
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Ancient civilizations traded Garnet as far back as the 3000s BC. The ancient Indians were known to wear garnets in their nose-rings and ear pendants worn by Kings throughout history.
In Ancient Persia, these particular garnets had tremendous significance for royalty around AD 100-300 B.C when they were used extensively in the manufacture of tools and weaponry; additionally, some of this jewelry was reserved specifically for burial purposes during ceremonies at death (removed from storage immediately before interment) where it might have served a ritual or protective purpose for the deceased.
These same properties were also being applied to other similar jewelry, such as Amber and Carnelian (radiocarbon dating supports this notion), used during burial in Persia and Mesopotamia from 5500 BC-800 AD respectively .
The Persians regarded Garnets with great awe; they believed that these stones held special significance for their survival on earth after death. They called the garnet “a place of rebirth” because it was found buried at some of their more important archeological sites. It can be assumed from Homer’s account that garnets must once.
Garnet may also be known to contain trace amounts of nickel, symbolizing fortitude and courage. These stones are said to bring the wearer good luck as well as physical and mental strength; they enable one person’s will to have strong impact on others, specifically in judicial matters.
These characteristics can make for a psychologically demanding personality type or those who find themselves under great pressure all their lives (e .g. the pressure of a climatic disaster, a high-stress situation). They are said to possess feelings of deep love and compassion for others and with patience will provide its bearer numerous rewards from money to good health; it is most commonly used as an amulet in Daoist religions.
Mythology These stones have been embodied within other cultures beliefs as well: Greek mythology claims that two humans (Danaus & Eurydice) use golden drakobols referring specifically to garnets comprised together on their wedding day, after which they were separated forever….the goddess Athena wears large.
Garnet is a popular touristic stone to the Middle East and Southeast Asia. It was believed that wearing garnets brings good fortune, luck of health or peace between countries in times of war (or perhaps balikat among Persian’s?) Garnets are placed on Tibetan Buddhist altars as protective stones called “drala beads”.
Japanese people place golden amethyst (胡紫) pendants around their necks at New Year celebration parties where they drink alcohol. A large number of these pendants have been found lost since most Japanese don’t keep their necklaces on any more.
Americans favor garnet amulets as a good luck charm and to bring harmony between men and women, though this practice is more of cultural tangent than religious belief. Low quality imported Spanish Garnets from Sri Lanka have been found in several American towns by sea shells lately but it has not yet been proven whether these are connected with the Filipino Mexican Mafia or just environmental events ei.
Railway lines in Britain have used garnets (rather than Brazillian Emeralds) because of their purple color and supposed healing qualities….these days they may be replaced by lazered glass.
Buses and other vehicles use American Gold or Japanese gold flake to add a yellow hue for better visibility at night, where additional research is needed; furthermore the Chinese market prefers European Amethyst crystal beads having excellent anti-static properties. In Brazil, diamond zircons are usually coated with 24 karat gold prior to sale!
The late Edward Jelicks’ book “Divining with Crystals & The Amethyst Angel” told of a Mexican drug dealer donning an emerald ring to avoid police bullets.
They said that the emerald glowed brilliantly under sunshine and darted like fire when hit by thunderbolts! There is much confusion with “Blue Tourmalines”‘ which are actually natural beryl who knows what color it’s supposed to be?
Air Hostesses no longer give Ruby Slippers as gift because they have found them already going flutter in all airliners. One passenger gave her departing airline one, but on landing at Dallas she was informed that all United Airlines planes were.
Now airlines ship them in and out of the country on their own. Tiffany & Co., New York, refashions Ray’s rings into sets; an interesting activity!
My friend Gary asked me if I would be interested tracing down details on a family of professional gem cutters who are now 100 years old or older (born between 1900 to 1930). Sure – so here they are:
The first is August Engelhard Gietz whose father was Theodore Adolf Herelleß (-1859- ) born March 4th 1840 married June 27th 1864 mother Marianne Louise née Dorothe.
Although gem trading is considered to be a dull & dreary career, it has its own unique trappings of glamour in the airline industry! 6 color Pink Cut Heart Tourmaline on Sterling Silver Ring.
The south pole offers .05 carat round South American Itaray Emerald from Curacao. Tons more forever offered at ‘CafeTrip’ website The following video link may interest anyone who loves airplanes and air travel – history or current events: “What Is A Plane?”