Victorian almandine garnet brooch Almandine (/ ˈ æ l m ən d ɪ n /), also known incorrectly as almandite, is a species of mineral belonging to the garnet group. The name is a corruption of alabandicus, which is the name applied by Pliny the Elder to a stone found or worked at Alabanda, a town in Caria in Asia Minor.
Zaire: brown and green andradite, also some demantoid. Ala, Piedmont, Italy: dark apple green demantoid garnet; also topazolite (yellow). Korea: andradite, some fine green with Cr. Monte Somma, Vesuvius, and Trentino, Italy: melanite (black). Its dispersion is much higher than any other garnet and even much higher than diamond.
Garnet is the traditional birthstone of January, and because of its various hues, Grossular Garnet is the natural birthstone of many born from early spring to mid-autumn. Garnet is the zodiac stone for those born under the sign Aquarius, and is an Enhancer Strengthener crystal.
Uvarovite is a Safety talisman, useful in focusing our efforts to make sure we stay safe while traveling. As a member of the Garnet family, Uvarovite is an Enhancer Strengthener crystal. Enhancers have internal crystal lattices of perfect cubic symmetry and internal harmony.