Almandine - Color, Facts, Power, Mythology, History And Myths

The stone of tangible truth, Almandine is the stone of the Garnet family. It aids in making a pragmatic version of the physical world visible to everyone. The energy of Almandine helps in alleviating agony, panic and fear, and also helps in maintaining an unruffled association to the present. It lets the wearer perceive the absolute and unconditional support of the Universe. It's rational properties also make it useful to those who want to explore the fields of astrology, astronomy, and mathematics.

Almandine or Almandine Garnet fuses the liveliness and ardour of crimson and red with the more subdued, earthy tinges of auburn or brown, like the reflection of the fire in wine. Almandine is an exceptional grounding stone and is a lucky charm of fortification and uncompromising strength, both intellectually and physically.


Where Is Almandine Gemstone Found?

Almandine occurs in large amounts in the rock-strewn gem areas of Sri Lanka. Large deposits of Almandine were also found some years back in Australia. In United States also there are a number of localities that yield Almandine. Its other sources include India, Madagascar, China, and Brazil.

Healing Properties Of Almandine

Physical Healing : Almandine is a powerful regenerative healing crystal that is believed to bring strength and endurance. It helps the wearer in the incorporation of iron in the intestines, take care of the liver and pancreas, and stimulate the eyes. It induces blood flow and metabolism to be proper and give support to all the blood related issues. It strengthens the immunity of the wearer and saves him from cold and flu. Our mother earth is full of capacity with revitalizing energies; Almandine helps us to get connected with those energies. It supports the wearer in recovering from an injury or an accident, as well as it takes care of the testes and ovaries. Almandine is considered to be extremely helpful in labour pain, libido, sexual potency and fertility issues.

Emotional Healing : The healing energy of Almandine cultivates in the wearer the sense of security and safety. It helps in bringing deep love, truth, and genuineness in life. It initiates compassion and charity and opens the higher mind.

Spiritual Healing : Being a Strengthening crystal, Almandine helps in increasing the powers of resistance. It also strengthens the knowledge and awareness of the person so that he can achieve his goals and objectives of life easily. A strong psychic protection, Almandine’s energies keeps one strongly connected with the body. It keeps the negativities away and also assists one in accessing to his past-life incidents from ancient civilizations. It safeguards from intimidating nightmares, evil spirits, manipulators, and emotional vampires. Anyone who is indulged in spirit rescue must wear this stone as suggested by experts.

Heals and Balances Chakra : Almandine is associated with the First or the Base Chakra of the human’s body which is positioned at the bottom of the spinal cord and emits through the feet and legs.  This is the foundation chakra, which is regarded as important from the point of view of the health of the physical body. When it is out of balance, one may feel inconsistent, lost and physically weak.

Being the stone of base chakra, Almandine can help the Kundalini energy to activate, which lies at the base of this chakra. The steady and slow vibrations of Almandine keep the Kundalini energy clean and grounded. It also helps the couples to support each other and respect each other’s values and desires.

Almandine Facts

Some facts about Almandine

  1. Almandine is the traditional birthstone for the people born in January.
  2. It is the zodiac stone of Capricorn.
  3. The Crusaders used to wear Almandine as a protection stone.
  4. In ancient times, Almandine was worn as a guard against poison.
  5. Almandine utilizes the energy of fire. It brings activity, enthusiasm, and passion and zeal in the home.

Metaphysical Properties Of Almandine

Almandine is a mineral belonging to the Garnet group. It is an iron aluminium silicate, and it has derived its name from a town situated in Asia Minor. The stone’s name is the corrupted form of Alabandicus, which is a stone found in Alabanda in Asia Minor.

There are very few varieties of Almandine crystals that are see-through or transparent, and light enough to be used in jewellery; however most of the Almandine found is coarse and opaque and is not of gem quality.

Often entrenched in Mica schist, Almandine shapes very fine pieces of the matrix with flawlessly formed symmetrical crystals. However due to weathering, sometimes this Mica schist breaks resulting in loose Almandine crystals, which are called as floater crystals that can possibly be large in size.

Almandine has a good hardness of 7.5 to 8.5 on Moh’s scale.

Almandine In News

Almandine Color

Almandine amazing variant of iron alumina garnet ranges from deep red color to purple to a slightly darker tone.

Almandine Colors

  • CleavageNone
  • Other NamesAlmandine Garnet
  • Crystal HabitMassive - Lamellar - Distinctly foliated fine-grained forms
  • Streakwhite
  • Refractive Index1.790 (+/- .030)
  • DiaphaneityTransparent to translucent
  • Mohs scale (hardness)7 - 7.5
  • SourcesSri Lanka, Australia, USA, India, Madagascar, China, and Brazil
  • Chemical formulaFe3Al2(SO4)3
  • LustreVitreous
  • ColorBrownish Orange To Brownish Red To Purplish Red
  • Chakra HealingRoot or base chakra
  • BirthstoneJanuary
  • Zodiaccapricorn
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  • Stela
    Nov 22, 2014, 3:47:06 PM

    Almandine is Zodiac stone for the Aquarians. I am not having this Zodiac but I really want to wear this gemstone and also want to enjoy all its powers and properties. So, please suggest. Should I go for it?

  • Gemexi
    Nov 28, 2014, 4:24:32 AM

    Hi Stela… we know that you are showing interest in donning this talisman. But let us bestow an important advice to you. If you are not Aquarian then you should seek an advice from your astrologer because the gemstones are worn according to the horoscope, Zodiac or birthstone. You do not match with any of these. So, consult with your astrologer then go for an appropriate decision.

  • Emily
    May 6, 2015, 2:34:28 AM

    as per my knowledge, almandine comes in one shade only, but here i am noticing its two shades, well good, i got a new thing about it, thanks for sharing such an unknown and unique fact.

  • salina
    Mar 31, 2018, 1:13:05 AM

    I was influenced by negative energies from last 4-5 months. Then according to my zodiac sign, I decided to go for it and I'm really satisfied with the results. Almandine is a boon for people like me.

  • Ivan
    Jul 18, 2019, 10:28:57 PM

    Simply amazing jewelry!!

  • David
    Sep 18, 2019, 10:23:25 PM

    Terrified healing stone!!

  • crocia
    Nov 8, 2019, 10:05:29 PM

    Absolutely beautiful healing stone and its color is just next to the awesome.

  • kavin
    Dec 26, 2019, 10:07:53 PM

    I am always mad about your jewelry from starting. It always gives a smile on my face. thanks a lot, gemexi

  • siri
    Jul 22, 2020, 5:03:53 AM

    Simply amazing jewelry!!

  • Albin
    Dec 23, 2020, 9:50:49 AM

    Its a great stone keeping me safe from negative energies. Thank you Gemexi.

    Dec 23, 2020, 12:14:27 PM

    Thank you so much:)

  • Mia
    May 27, 2021, 10:34:34 AM

    I wear my ring every day. I feel by wearing the ring, and I am growing into a better person. It gives me great comfort.

    May 27, 2021, 11:11:11 AM

    Wow, that's great, This stone is definitely working for you and I hope this stone will open more health and wealth opportunities for you.

  • Robin
    Jan 11, 2022, 10:28:14 AM

    The healing properties of this stone are amazing but moreover the look and color are very beautiful. I really liked this one.

    Jan 11, 2022, 11:54:18 AM

    Robin, Thankyou for your kind words. We're delighted to hear that you have loved the jewelry and had a great experience. We will be happy to assist you again.

  • Eliza
    Apr 4, 2022, 10:30:31 AM

    Almandine is a very attractive stone and this stone heals my Emotional side.

    Apr 5, 2022, 9:14:56 AM

    Thankyou Eliza for shopping with us. We are glad to know that the jewelry helped you to heal your emotional side and had a great experience. We are happy to assist you again..:)

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