This Garnet is a manganese aluminum silicate mineral. Its name is derived from Spessart, Bavaria. Orange/yellow varieties are found in Madagascar, while violet/reds are found in Colorado & Maine. There is a blue/violet color changing variety sometimes called Pyrope-Spessartine Garnet that was discovered in the 1990’s in Madagascar. It changes color depending on the temperature of light it is viewed under, due to relatively high amounts of Vanadium. It resembles Alexandrite & is the rarest form of Garnet in the world.

– Associated with the root chakra, zodiac signs of Aries, Leo, Virgo, Capricorn & Aquarius & vibrates to the number 3.

– Helps stop emotional eating (or lack thereof).
– Promotes feelings of happiness and fulfilment.
– Assists being heard in group situations.
– Helps talk about things regarded as taboos.
– Overcome fear of new experiences, encourages one to be more impulsive, spontaneous, and intuitive.
– Alleviates fear of failure; confidence to change one’s life or take a new path.
– May improve food intolerances.

Hardness: 6.5-7 Mohs
Specific Gravity: 3.8-3.9
Refractive Index: 1.887