Hardness : 6.5 - 7.5
A group name of Silicates (Nesosilicates) - includes Pyrope (red), Almadine (dark red/brown) and Spessartite (orange).
Metaphysical Properties: Known as the "Stone of Health". Extracts negative energies from chakras and transmutes them into useful energies. Enhances creative powers. Promotes personal freedom. Aids commitment to others and projects. Stimulates the Kundalini. Aids regeneration. Provides s protective influence.
Corresponding astrological sign : Capricorn