Andradite Garnet With Epidote And Vesuvianite On Clinochlore (Afghanistan) Tarazed Gems & Jewellery

Andradite Garnet With Epidote And Vesuvianite On Clinochlore (Afghanistan)

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Andradite Garnet With Epidote And Vesuvianite On Clinochlore (Afghanistan)

Mineral: Garnet var. Andradite, Epidote, Vesuvianite and Clinochlore

Origin: Khogyadhi, Spin Ghar, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan

Color: Greenish Yellow and Green

Treatment: None

Approximate Dimensions: 3.5cm x 5cm x 2cm

Weight: 54g

 

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In Persia this gem was considered a talisman from nature's forces like storm and lightning. It was widely accepted that garnet could signal approaching danger by turning pale.

 Thousands of years ago, red garnet necklaces adorned the necks of Egypt’s pharaohs, and were entombed with their mummified corpses as prized possessions for the afterlife. In ancient Rome, signet rings with carved garnets were used to stamp the wax that secured important documents.

The term carbuncle was often used in ancient times to refer to red garnets, although it was used for almost any red stone. Carbuncle was thought to be one of the four precious stones given to King Solomon by God.

Centuries later, in Roman scholar Pliny’s time (23 to 79 AD), red garnets were among the most widely traded gems. In the Middle Ages (about 475 to 1450 AD), red garnet was favored by clergy and nobility.

Color may vary in images and videos due to different lightings and angles.


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