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The lustre of garnet is categorized as vitreous (glass-like) or
resinous (amber-like). It is the state mineral of Connecticut, New York's
gemstone, and star garnet is the state gemstone of Idaho in the United States.
Garnets are nesosilicates that crystallize in the cubic system, having three
axes that are all of equal length and perpendicular to each other. Garnets do
not show cleavage, so when they fracture under stress, sharp irregular pieces
Garnet is considered the gemstone for Tuesdays and the birthstone of
the month of January. It is one of the stones that represent the planets Mars,
Pluto and Mercury.
Garnet in crystal healing
Crystal healing practitioners believe that garnet aids in the healing of the
pancreas, varicose veins, testicular problems, toenails and arthritis.
The oval cut garnet
The oval cut garnet is a faceted cut of the garnet gemstone. The faceted cut garnet
in the oval shape receives its character from the variety of small planes, or
facets, which form the oval look. The garnet, once roughly oval shaped is
faceted on horizontal grinding wheels.
* Carat - is the unit of mass of gemstones (abbreviated as ct
or cts plural). A carat is equal to 200mg or 0.2g in the metric
system (1ct =200mg). The carat is divisible into one hundred points of
two milligrams each. Sometimes known as the "metric carat". Not to be confused
with karat (or also carat) in relation to gold which refers to the quality and
not the mass.
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