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49 Majestic Indian Garnet Oval Beads

 
49 Majestic Indian Garnet Oval BeadsQuantity in Basket: none
Code: ga4708
Price:$14.99 USD

Shipping Weight: 40.00 grams
In Stock
 
 
 
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Price is per 16-inch strand of these beautiful polished natural best garnet beads - each measures 8mm x 6mm x 4mm ,about 49 to the strand

Garnet is a name given to over ten gemstones with similar chemical structure. Although red occurs most, there are also shades of green, pale to bright yellow and fiery-orange garnet. Some rare garnets even change color from daylight to artificial light.

The name garnet derives from the Latin granum meaning grain. Describing the typically rounded shape of the gemstone and similar to pomegranate seeds. Garnet comes mainly from Africa, but also from India, Russia, central and south America.

Benefits
Garnet makes good jewelry because its very hard, and so resistant to wear. Garnet is said to symbolize happiness as well as deep and enduring love and friendship. Garnet has been found in jewelry from ancient Greece, Rome, and dating back to 3100 BC in Egypt. Oriental warriors made garnet bullets because they believed these would inflict more harm. Others thought garnet brightened the night because of its high refraction of light - explained Noahs garnet lantern to steer his Ark.

Travelers wore garnets to protect against evil, poison and wounds. It was also believed to help depression and prevent nightmares. Red garnet in particular is said to break a fever, stop bleeding and to reduce inflammation.

Modern garnet
Today, garnet is prized for its beauty rather than its magical powers. People like its naturalness, its brilliance, and color of a sun-drenched Indian summer. Deep green garnets are the rarest and therefore expensive. Emerald green and colorless garnet is next rarest, followed by pure red.

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