Alternative Names: Grossular Garnet
Mineral Species: Grossular
Mineral Group: Silicates - nesosilicates
Chemical Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Crystal System: Cubic (Isometric)
Colour: Wide colour range, including clear, white, pink, green, yellow, honey, grey and brown
Typical Appearance: Usually dodecahedral or trapezoidal crystals, or a combination of the two.
Chakra Alignment: Base and Heart
Origin of Name & Mythology: From the Latin “grossularia”, meaning gooseberry, because the most common grossular golour is gooseberry green.
In addition to the general properties of Garnet, Grossularite aids calm acceptance and being in the Tao. It is a good stone to use during life’s challenges.