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Alternate names: Almandine Garnet, Star Stone
Qualities of the person with whom it resonates: Ambitious, Grounded, Motivated 
Characteristics of the Individual Who Will Benefit from Energy: Those seeking to increase their determination and willpower.
Mining Source: India, Brazil, Madagascar
Color and Appearance: Deep red or brownish-black with a star-like pattern when viewed under direct sunlight. 
Material: Silicate Mineral
Mohs hardness: 7-7.5
Chemical properties (english and symbol): Iron Aluminum Silicate (Fe3Al2(SiO4)3)
Crystal structure shape: Isometric system in dodecahedral or trapezohedral crystals.
Energy Properties: Enhances courage, hope and strength.
Healing Properties: Helps improve circulation; aids in detoxification; promotes vitality.
Chakra Alignment : Root Chakra
Astrological Association : Leo 
Birthstone Association : January  
Powerful crystal combinations and benefits : Combining Star Garnet with Rose Quartz enhances self-love while pairing it with Clear Quartz amplifies its energy.

Star Garnet is a unique gem that holds an allure as deep as its rich color. Its name comes from the mesmerizing asterism effect it displays - a four-rayed star dancing across its surface when moved under light. This rare phenomenon adds to the charm of this stone which has been revered since ancient times for both its beauty and metaphysical properties.

Historically used by warriors for protection on battlefields due to its strong grounding energies, Star Garnets were also believed by many cultures to possess healing powers that could help treat various ailments. The garnet gets its vibrant color from iron impurities within the mineral's composition.

Aside from being admired as beautiful jewelry pieces due to their striking appearance, these gems are often used in meditation practices where they serve as tools for grounding one’s energy and promoting balance between physical existence and spiritual goals.

For home placement purposes, placing them near your workspace can enhance productivity levels while having them close during sleep may aid in lucid dreaming experiences. They can be cleansed using lukewarm water but should not be exposed too long under sunlight because prolonged exposure might cause discoloration over time.

The information regarding the metaphysical and other properties and purposes of these minerals are provided for entertainment and inspirational purposes only. In no way is it intended for diagnosing illness, prescription or advice, and should not replace proper medical attention. Consult your doctor or other health professional in case of illness."

10.5-11mm Star Garnet Bracelet

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