The precious gem known commonly by your red color, the granada represents the month of January, according to the esoteric. There is a table released by various media that assigns a specific precious stone every month of the year. Following this table, in this article I talk about the grenade, the precious stone that inspires love and devotion; and is greatly appreciated since ancient times.
The word Garnet is derived from the Latin word, granatus, meaning grain; a reference by the similarity of the color of the stone with the color of a seed punica granatum, better known in Brazil as pomegranate. The grenade also represents two years of marriage, is considered rock of the profession of housewives, dentists and communicators and also the stone of the signs of Aquarius, Leo, Aries, Scorpio and Capricorn.
The Characteristics of Granada
The grenades are varieties of Aluminium silicates and magnesium in your composition. Possess hardness ranging from 6.5 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale. This gem has as its predominant coloring the dark red, however, may have other colors like yellow, Orange, Brown, black, green or colorless. There are several types of grenade-Rodolita, Almandine, Espessartina, Grossulária, Andradite and Uvavorita – with colors, different physical properties and chemical formulas. The grenade did not shows cleavage, facilitating the work of the cutter. Its brightness varies between vitreous and resinous and may also be transparent or semi-transparent as the presence or absence of inclusions. The grenades can be found on every continent in the world, but the main extraction centers are located in South Africa, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Brazil, India and Australia. In Brazil, the grenade can be found in the States of Minas Gerais and Tocantins. How are very abundant in nature, have affordable prices.
Types of Granada
This grenade is a silicate of aluminium and iron and your colour varies from reddish orange to purplish red; usually dark, transparent tone has the semitranslúcida. When subjected to temperature changes, can suffer fractures. In the light of the day, remains stable. Reacts with chemicals such as hydrofluoric acid. Is considered to be the most common and most used as a gemstone in jewelry. The Almandine Garnet, according to the esoteric, aid in recovery after injury and also on the health of ovaries and testicles.
The granada Andradite is a calcium silicate mineral and is also known as Melanite, a name derived from the Greek word for black. Its color can be black, Brown and yellow brown. Varies from transparent to opaque, also suffers fractures when subjected to changes in temperature and daylight stays put. It is believed that this gemstone strengthens the people who have a compromised immune system, aiding in protecting the body against infections of all kinds.
This gem is a silicate mineral of manganese and aluminum. Its color is yellowish Orange and reddish orange. Its name derives from your discovery in Spessart, in Germany. Is transparent, the daylight is stable and can also suffer fractures with temperature changes. To the esoteric, the Espessartita grenade helps in fertility and sexual reproduction, as well as help in weight loss and be an excellent tonic for the endocrine system.
The grenade Rodolita is a variety of the Garnet Line, a silicate of aluminium and magnesium and your color ranges from purplish red to reddish purple. Has the same physical characteristics that the grenades mentioned earlier in relation to light and temperature. Rarely have more than five carats. Its name derives from two Greek words meaning “stone”. It is believed that is a wonderful gem to be used during pregnancy.
The grenade Uvarovita is a calcium silicate and chromium. To have a dark green color, is often confused with the Emerald. It has a hardness of 7.5 on the Mohs scale and is found in Russia, Finland, Poland, India and the USA. The Uvarovita received your name of a Russian statesman. This strengthens the heart and gem can be used to assist in the treatment of heart problems.
The granada Line features colors: deep red, orange red, dark brown and light purplish red. Varies from transparent to semitranslúcida, in the light of the day remains stable and melts easily when subjected to the heat of the torch and may suffer fractures when there are changes of temperatures. Can also be lightly attacked by hydrofluoric acid. The Piropos largest have until two carats.
Curiosities and Therapeutic Effects
According to the Talmud, a big Garnet illuminated Noah’s Ark, so is also known as “light stone”. In Europe, during the middle ages, it was believed that the grenade stimulated the truth, faith and constancy and eliminated the melancholy. In Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, is the most important jewelry and lapidary industry centered around the native red grenade, which started in the year 1500 and exists until today. The reputation of Bohemian grenades was very expressive in the 19th century; in the years 1890, numerous jewels were exported to the whole world. The grenades were easily associated with blood and heart, by having colors predominantly rubras. Red is considered the color of passion and blood. For this reason, even today people use the grenade in an attempt to stop bleeding, to protect against injuries, depression, nightmares and poisons. It is also believed that the grenade strengthens the heart, controlling the pace and heart rate, as well as appreciate the pressure and the blood circulation.
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