Garnet is a stone of passion, hardened fire of the human heart, adorns rings of beauties and armor of soldiers. The second name of the stone is "Venis". In ancient Egypt, stone was inserted into the orbit of statues of the gods.
In Persia, it represented the symbol of power: the silhouettes of the Padishahas were carved on it. In Mongolia, garnet is a sacred stone of fire, in the properties of which the discovery of treasures. In China, a garnet is associated with fun, an amulet against evil eye, treachery and bad dreams.
Garnets are on the famous Russian "Cap of Monomakh", in the Order of the Golden Fleece of Saxon kings, as well as in the collection of Sir Arthur Church in the British Museum of Natural History. Noah used a garnet’s lantern, lighting the way to the ark. In addition, there was a legend among common people that the grenade is located on the forehead of a sea monster. A brave man, who wanted to get a precious stone, had to wait until the monster-echidna remove the stone from its forehead while bathing, and steal it.
Lovers of genuine naturalness, warm colors of the sun of late summer will get inspiration from the color spectrum of garnet. The extraction of this gem is mainly carried out in the countries of the African continent, India, Russia, and America. Experienced diamond cutters turn the stone into a truly charming jewelry.
Today, scientists have learned to synthesize a garnet of several colors. It is clear that synthetic garnet is a stone which price is much more acceptable than the cost of a natural analog. Such stones look good in jewelry, keeping some properties of garnet stone.
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