Alternative Names: Grossular Garnet

Mineral Information

Origin: Worldwide

Mineral Species: Grossular

Mineral Group: Silicates - nesosilicates

Chemical Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3

Hardness: 6.5-7.5

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.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: None

Chakra Alignment: Base and Heart

Element: None

Origin of Name & Mythology: From the Latin “grossularia”, meaning gooseberry, because the most common grossular golour is gooseberry green.

Additional Information

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.