The history of the pomegranate.Grenades were used in the manufacture of different jewellery in the times of the Scythians. The name of the stone in relation to its color resemblance with the color of the seeds of the fruit pomegranate derived from the Latin word granatus. Garnet was also known in ancient Persia. In this country the pomegranate was considered “Royal stone”. The old wizard picked up the largest specimens of rocks and carved on the surface image of the reigning persons. In Russia, the pomegranate was known as “Vinica” and “Bechet”. Grenades are always very highly prized as a stone for making jewelry.
This estimate has grown steadily, thanks to the beginning of the XX century garnet and its variants have surpassed recognized by all jewelers value minerals such as opal and alexandrite. The origin of pomegranate. Garnets are a group of minerals of the silicate class, which includes several types, distinguished by color. Garnets come in all colors except blue. The varieties of garnet are almandine, grossular and pyrope. Deposits of garnet are Sri Lanka, India, Afghanistan, Brazil, Austria, Czech Republic, USA, Canada, Japan, Tanzania, Zambia, Madagascar.
According to astrologers, pomegranate with all its varieties is a stone of people born under the signs of Leo and Aries. Wearing jewelry with this stone brings people of these signs are lucky in love, strengthens friendships and protects from hostile attacks. In the Ancient East it was considered that the major property of pomegranate is its ability to arouse passionate feeling of love, therefore, recommended to give the stone as a token of love and friendship. It is not recommended to wear “male” type of the stone women and the “female” members of the male. Currently widespread artificial pomegranates.
They also possess certain properties. For example, such products are doping for thin energy substances of the body. For the manufacture of jewelry most commonly used stones are bright red, crimson, emerald green colors. Red and crimson stone that gives it contains the admixture of chromium. Green garnet hue due to the presence of impurities of chromium and iron. How to wear jewelry with garnet. Garnet red in color recommended to be people with enhanced activity, to energize. For calm, reasonable people stone of this color is contraindicated.
Composition there are six types of garnet: a fiery red pyrope, yellowish or greenish grossular, spessartine orange, transparent melawati, purple or purple-red almandine garnet, emerald-green uvarovite, green, brown-red or black andradite. Bright red pomegranates in the old days was called anthrax (“coal”). In Russia grenades had the name “cellcity Yakhont”. Transparent Golden-green garnet found in the Urals, called demantoid (“like a diamond”) for colored tints. Often all red varieties are called “grenades” and all the green “olivine”. It was believed that garnet maketh glad the heart, gives courage and optimism.
Who wears garnet — acquires power over people. Pregnant women stone ensured safe childbirth, gave life force. Garnet is also considered the stone of lovers. Gift ring with garnet symbolized the assurances of friendship, love, gratitude. Minors and adults with children to carry grenades not recommended, as it awakes in man and around him the passion of love. Garnet heals the heart, brain and memory. Grenades called several minerals, including pyrope, Almaden, grossular, spessartine Garnet, etc. are very similar, shape and color, a grain of the pomegranate.
The origin of the names of the individual mineral species is different. For example, pyrope (from the Greek – like fire) – dark red color. Genetic classification. According to the conventional classification garnets are magmatic rocks. Pyrope – famous Czech garnet, almandine garnet is purple-red with a purple hue stone, demantoid – with glitter, very attractive stone, grossular granite of a greenish color, received its name from the Latin “grossular” (gooseberry). Blood-red pyropes are very popular.