This gorgeous, energetically powerful 1.125" high, 50 carat Multi Hued Navajo Garnet Waterdrop Pendant, designed by our friend, AGTA Fashion Forward award winning gemologist and jewelry designer Brian Cook, is filled with tiny all natural, untreated, unheated vivid red and orange carnelian colored Pyrope Garnet gemstones, also known as Navajo garnet, creating a one-of-a-kind collector's item that is also a Lightworker's power tool. Use it with either gold or silver or even leather to wear around your neck.
Mineralogical and Metaphysical Properties of Anthill Chrome Pyrope Garnet
Anthill Chrome Pyrope Garnets are vitreous, translucent gemstones that appear primarily as rhombic dodecahedrons with a hardness rated significantly above quartz crystal, characterized by the presence of chromium and manganese, which imparts their vivid reddish color.
The garnet derives its name from the pomegranate seed. Pomegranate is called punica granatum in Latin.
Chrome Pyrope Garnets are also known as Anthill Garnets, found in the famous Anthill Garnet deposits along the New Mexico/Arizona border in the United States. Many of these deposits are found in the Navajo reservation, and this type of garnet is often called Navajo Garnet.
These garnets form in shallow deposits and are often carried to the surface by ants, hence their name Anthill Garnet.
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 expedite the awakening of the kundalini energy which normally lies dormant in human beings until awakened by a spiritual teacher or by intense spiritual experience of some kind.
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.
The garnet works to equilibrate, cleanse and energize the root 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 garnets in Reiki treatments on ourselves and with clients, and have found that this is one of the most powerful gemstones we have ever used to enhance the flow of universal life force energy, "chi", or "prana" in the body.
We often use crystal pendants for psychic protection, purification and to clarify things of a spiritual nature. See our article on Psychic Self Defense for more information along these lines with many suggestions on how to protect yourself from unwanted energies.
Check out our FREE e-book Spirits of Stone: A Lightworker's Guide to Crystals and Gemstones for Healing and Meditation for an overview of the metaphysical and mineralogical properties of quartz, and a step-by-step guide explaining how to cleanse, charge, and program quartz crystals for healing, meditation and other spiritual purposes.
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.
Note: Actual Weight of garnet filled quartz crystal pendant is .3 oz., or 8 grams.