African Jade (AKA Green Grossular Garnet)
African Jade (A.K.A Green Grossular Garnet) is a calcium aluminum silicate species of semi-precious gemstone, with a hardness of 7 out of 10 on the Mohs scale, mined in Africa. African Jade varies in different shades of green, from emerald green to forest green while other colours of Grossular Garnet range from light to dark yellow, gold, orange, scarlet and red, and the highly sought green colour. There are different types of Grossular Garnet. Hydrogrossular Garnet has massive veins of opaque Grossular Garnet resembling Jade found in Transvaal, South Africa. Thus, this variety of Grossular Garnet is also known as African Jade and Garnet Jade.
African Jade Healing Properties and uses:
Grossular Garnet is a stone of prosperity, health and abundance. It encouraging gratitude and service to others. It carries a regenerative energy especially in the area of finance, which is excellent in aiding those which financial problems. Grossular Garnet can be used to attract and discover new business ventures and enhancing customer relationships to promote business growth and overcome challenges. They can help to bring one’s visions into reality. Their vibrational pattern brings positive energies such as confidence and motivation to solve problems and handle difficult situations and make tough decisions.
Green Grossular Garnet activates the Heart Chakra for heart healing which can heal emotions such as fear, anxiety, stress, anger and thus, help to improve relaxation and calmness.