This translucent 1.25 inch diameter, 255 carat all-natural, untreated AAA quality Orange Giant Spessartine Garnet from Tanzania has brilliant inner fire, clearly visible in the accompanying pictures.
These Orange garnet gemstones have 24 kite-shaped facets, and come from Loliondo, Tazmania. They were mined toward the end of 2007, and first appeared on the global gem market at the Tucson show in January 2008. Gems & Gemology magazine published a story on these amazing garnets -- which have captivated collectors worldwide.
The vast vast majority, well over 90% of this material, had abundant dark inclusions, which appear to the naked eye to be braunite. These are high manganese and low hematite specimens, so the inclusions are definitely NOT hematite or any iron based material. However this unique garnet has very little in the way of inclusions, and the deep, fiery orange coloration marking it as a AAA specimen.
Spessartine garnets are vitreous, translucent hexocatahedral gemstones with a hardness rated significantly above quartz crystal, characterized by the presence of aluminum and manganese, which imparts their striking reddish orange color.
The garnet derives its name from the pomegranate seed. Pomegranate is called punica granatum in Latin.
Garnets have been used for millennia in shamanistic healing and spiritual traditions across the globe, by Native American Indians, Aztecs, Mayans, and African medicine men and healers. Garnet is also one of the stones found in the breastplate of the Israeli High Priest in the Old Testament.
Garnets were traditionally considered stones of protection in both the Middle East and European spiritual traditions, used to ward off demons and evil environmental influences, and to protect warriors in battle. Garnets were also used as stones of sexual healing, to promote passionate connection between loving partners. Most of all, garnets are the quintessential stone of prosperity, used to manifest abundant wealth and income for millennia in cultures around the world. All these properties are connected to the garnet's connection to the root chakra, which is colored red in the Western chakra system, and which governs issues of survival, adequate prosperity to sustain life, and sexual energy. The root chakra is the site of the coiled kundalini energy which is the fountainhead of all spiritual experiences, and thus the garnet is also thought to awaken the kundalini energy which normally lies dormant in human beings until awakened by a spiritual teacher or by intense spiritual experience of some kind.
Experienced crystal healers and Lightworkers familiar with these unique garnets tell us that they activate and energize the second chakra, which is considered to be orange in color in the Western chakra system. The second chakra governs the genital organs and lower abdomen, and is connected with sexuality, vitality, personal magnetism, and personal affluence.
We have talked with both a major dealer in African gemstones and with well-known crystal healers, who have discovered from personal experience that these Spessartine garnets act as magnets for money as well as potent activators of personal magnetism, increasing one's charisma and making the bearer more attractive in the eyes of potential sexual partners and existing love relations.
We have been guided to tell you that the bearer can expect to attract wealth and abundance and to become more attractive personally, so be careful not to squander money that comes to you or to abuse the personal magnetism that you are sure to feel when carrying one of these garnets, or when using one of them in meditation or on your altar!
Garnets typically are used by spiritual healers to transmute negative energy or stuck energy within a sick person into healthy energy, and to restore the proper flow of life force energy throughout the individual's body.
Jane and I feel these Tanzanian orange fire garnets are among the most intense natural, uncut, untreated gemstones we've used for meditation and energy work.
The red-orange color of the garnet indicates its affinity with the root chakra, normally associated with the color red in the Western chakra system, and with the second chakra, normally associated with the color orange in the Western system. In addition, this garnet works to energize the "hara" center, located about two fingers width below the navel, which is the location where the individual's "chi", "prana" or universal life force energy is stored.
The garnet works to equilibrate, cleanse and energize the root chakra and the second chakra, grounding the bearer, strengthening the bearer's self-confidence and sense of physical security, enhancing the sexual energy, the flow of kundalini, and the store of universal life force energy in the physical body.
Jane and I have used spessartine garnets in Reiki treatments on ourselves and with clients, and have found that this is one of the most powerful crystals we have ever used to enhance the flow of universal life force energy, "chi", or "prana" in the body.
This crystal has been cleaned with Universal Life Force Energy, and given an energy attunement using Reiki, a Japanese technique of energy healing, so it will continue to receive and transmit Universal Life Force Energy direct from the Source of Creation. It has also been cleaned and charged with the natural energy of sunlight. It is ready for you to program according to your own needs and desires.
Use this powerful crystal with loving wisdom and respect its long journey in the Earth that has lasted for many long historical cycles.Accepting this crystal into your life is a responsibility as well as a delight.
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Note: Above weight is shipping weight. Net weight is 255 carats, 1.8 ounces, or 51 grams.