This artisan crafted 925 Sterling Silver pendant features the powerful glow of a genuine garnet.
This natural color Red Garnet gemstone originates from East Africa and was faceted from natural almandine type garnet crystals with beautiful violet-purple (grape like) color showing rich reddish purple overtones.
Small garnets look like the bright red seeds you find inside in a pomegranate. The garnet has been a popular gem throughout history. Gem quality garnet occurs in many countries, and beautifully formed crystals have been prized for over 5000 years.
Throughout time, there have been many ancient traditions and legends about the garnet.
In Greek mythology, a pomegranate is referenced as a gift of love and is associated with eternity.
In ancient and medieval times, the symbolism of color played a very important part in recommending the use of particular stones for special diseases.
Garnets were worn to enhance bodily strength, endurance and vigor. It was widely believed to be extremely beneficial to wear a garnet when one had to exert oneself.
here are many beliefs in the power garnet has over the not just physical health, but mental health as well. Garnet’s virtues have been long believed to include passion, true friendship, fidelity, success, self-esteem, loyalty, devotion, energy, faith, consistency, and truth. The stone also sharpens your perception of yourself and other people. Long ago, garnets were claimed to help the wearer resist melancholy and warn off evil spirits, especially spirits of the night, which were referred to as demons and night phantoms.
This beautiful and unique Garnet Goddess Pendant depicts the Goddess holding a faceted Garnet. The back of the stone is left clear so it can catch the light reflections and allowing the healing power of the Garnet to flow freely.
The mother goddess took a variety of different forms. Sometimes she was a snake, or a vulture, or the Moon. Each symbol represented a cycle of death, birth and regeneration: the snake hibernates, then wakes up and sheds her skin; the vulture recycles dead flesh by eating it; and the Moon dies and is reborn every 28 days, mirroring the feminine menstrual cycle.