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

Almandine Last updated : March 29, 2020 12:54 PM

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 ardor 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.


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Where is Almandine 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

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 labor 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. Strong psychic protection, Almandine’s energies keep one strongly connected with the body. It keeps the negativities away and also assists one in accessing 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 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

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

Metaphysical Properties

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 at a Glance

Cleavage None
Other Names Almandine Garnet
Crystal Habit Massive - Lamellar - Distinctly foliated fine-grained forms
Streak white
Refractive Index 1.790 (+/- .030)
Diaphaneity Transparent to translucent
Moh's scale (hardness) 7 - 7.5
Sources Sri Lanka, Australia, USA, India, Madagascar, China, and Brazil
Chemical formula Fe3Al2(SO4)3
Lustre Vitreous
Color Brownish Orange To Brownish Red To Purplish Red
Chakra Healing Root or base chakra
Birthstone January
Zodiac Capricorn

Almandine Color

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

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Hi Jewelexi....I am an Aquarian and because of your apt info… I have got a suitable charm for me…. Thanx
Reply on 1/11/14
It’s our pleasure Zeesha. If you want to ask anything else about the gemstones do mail us at You may also comment on the specific page of gemstone. Keep reading.
Reply on 10/11/14
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?
Reply on 22/11/14
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.
Reply on 28/11/14
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.
Reply on 6/5/15
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.
Reply on 31/3/18
Simply amazing jewelry!!
Reply on 18/7/19
Terrified healing stone!!
Reply on 18/9/19
Absolutely beautiful healing stone and its color is just next to the awesome.
Reply on 8/11/19
I am always mad about your jewelry from starting. It always gives a smile on my face. thanks a lot, gemexi
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