The Living Fire: Pyrope Garnet Meaning and Uses

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The Magic of Pyrope Garnet

We are stunned by the mesmerizing beauty of the pyrope garnet. Often cut with immaculate symmetry, it is looked upon as “living fire,” perhaps because of the evocative beauty of its bold colors, which can range anywhere from glowing mauves and wine purples, to crimson and scarlet shades.

Pyrope is a Stone of Vitality

Pyrope garnet inspires us to dare to allow our inner beauty to sparkle and shine through. It is a dazzling stone of vitality, setting our inner charm aglow and on brilliant display for the world to see.

Close-up of raw, deep red pyrope garnet crystal.

Express the Beautiful Facets Within You With Pyrope Garnet

Allow the delicate beauty of pyrope garnet to warm your gentler side and awaken the beauty of your kindness. The stone enables the creative energies within us to coalesce, helping us form and express other beautiful facets of ourselves. We are all beautiful in our ways, and pyrope garnet reminds us of this.

Pyrope Garnet and the Chakras

Pyrope garnet aligns with the Root Chakra, which knows and understands our foundation and what we need. It also resonates with the Crown Chakra, the portal to our ethereal selves and divine beauty. With the two chakras working together to express themselves through this stone, we get a glimpse from head to toe of our magnificent design as a remarkable creation.

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Are Pyrope Garnets Rare?

Though not as rare as other garnet varieties, like uvarovite and Fanta Spessartine Garnet, large pyrope garnet crystals can prove quite hard to find. The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna is known to house large pyrope garnets as does the Green Vault in Dresden. The Green Vault is said to exhibit a pyrope garnet as large as a pigeon’s egg.

Pyrope vs. Almandine Garnet

While pyrope and almandine are both parts of what makes up the pyralspite garnet seriespyraspite being a word that is a combination of pyrope (py) almandine (al) and spessarite (spite) — there are some marked differences between the two. It is typical to find pyrope garnets in a blood-red color. Meanwhile, almandine garnets can range from deep red to violet in color.

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