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Inches: 3½ x 2½ x 2½
Specimen: Shine On!
Inches: 3 x 2 x 1¼
F L O A T I N G O N A I R !
Inches: 3 x 1¾ x 1½
Welcome to Garnet Haven, your online resource
for “rough” garnet - gemstones in their natural form,
just as Mother Nature made 'em!
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sold or offered on this or any referred websites. We do not promise any specific results, and garnet should never replace the services of a medical practitioner.
Caution: Rough garnet should always be kept out of the reach of children and pets, as sharp pieces can flake or chip off.
Please note that I'm not a photographer. However, I am an honest purveyor of garnet. In that light, although
I've used basic halogen bulbs for a natural affect in the photos and videos, there's more gloss, shine,
and color than you’ll see when the garnet is displayed on a shelf or table in your home or office.
(Solid garnet specimens.)
ABOUT THE GARNET
Hi, I’m Cayce Jean Shostak, and I’ve mined, cleaned, and shined naturally by hand all of the garnet that is available for sale here. The unique expression and beauty of these gemstones is matched by their purity, and high vibrational healing energy.
Garnets are rock-forming silicate minerals that start out as tiny grains, and enlarge slowly over time. As they grow, they displace, replace, and include the surrounding rock materials that host them.
Gathered and dug for in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of upstate NY, the specimens in Garnet Haven are generally hosted by either potassium feldspar, (a commonly opaque mineral), and/or hornblende, a dark-colored mineral found in many types of metamorphic rocks. Hornblende is also known as amphibolite, a grouping of rocks that are composed mainly of amphibole and plagioclase feldspars, with
little or no quartz.
Although most people are familiar with the red, gem-quality stone used in jewelry, garnet occurs in many colors and has other uses. Being dense and hard - even harder than quartz, its crystal’s physical properties make garnet a superior abrasive. For this reason, it’s used in the manufacturing of industrial sandpaper, water jet cutting, "sand" blasting, and water filtration, among other things.
When garnet is “gem quality” it is translucent without any flaws. In Garnet Haven, all of the specimens here have fractures, often due to blasting. As the miner and purveyor, I've been asked if this traumatizes the stones, and therefore they're no longer energetically charged. In this regard, here are my perspectives, based on personal experience and my connection with the garnet.
Almost everyone and everything with consciousness that exists on this planet has experienced trauma in one way or another, including animals, plants, stones, and even Mother Earth herself. However,
all life is resilient. What we survive makes us stronger,
and any depleted energy gets replenished and rejuvenated.
Before I mine, I ask that any garnet wanting to serve by providing energetic healing
and good vibrations, please reveal themselves to me. There's no higher calling for a gemstone, and I know those who choose to come with me are truly up to the task!
Just like people, plants and animals, when a stone is shown gratitude, treated with respect, and made to feel useful, it becomes healed and whole again, and you will find that its energy is as pure and
powerful as it ever was.
For the love of garnet, may you enjoy and benefit from the stones you welcome into your life as much as I do!