Almandine Garnet Bracelet

Almandine Garnet Bracelet

$80.00

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Passionate Peace

Inspire love and devotion in romantic partners. Stay calm and focused during stressful times. See all beings with clarity and compassion. Allow love to heal and make you stronger. Let Almandine Garnet teach you to be true to yourself.

Almandine Garnet Healing Properties

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OriginZambia
ShapeChip Bead
ColorRed
TransparencyTranslucent
Circumference7 in / 18 cm - Average Woman 
Bead Size0.3 in / 6-10 mm chips
Average WeightVaries

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Almandine Garnet
Energy Vibrations

Almandine Garnet gives courage to our hearts, daring us to love boldly and openly.

This Almandine Garnet from a female mine owner. They would be particularly potent for women who are healing or working magic, as well as for men who are exploring empowered feminine energies.

Ethically Sourced

Almandine Garnet from Zambia

This Almandine Garnet was mined by Mary Anne, a member of Zambian Women in Mining.  Mary Ann is the owner of a small Red Garnet mine in Lundazi, Zambia.  Her mine has a low environmental impact and she prioritizes safety for herself and her small team of workers.

This is a woman-owned company run jointly from the the United States and Kenya.  They partner with miners and dealers associations and cooperatives.  Their mission is to empower women miners and their allies to access fair trade markets.  They set up their first responsible supply-chain in Zambia, with the help of the woman-owner of an Amethyst mine in southern Zambia.  This mine owner has held a variety of leadership positions in the public and private mining sector, including as the Secretary General of the Association of Zambian Women in Mining.  Sooner after they expanded to Kenya and Malawi.  Safety and environmental protection are important to all stakeholders.  10% of each sale is given back to the mining community in giveback initiatives, for example food drives when the mines were shut down during the Covid pandemic.

I met the founder of Virtu Gems years before the company existed.  I watched it launch and was proud to partner with them in December 2020 on a virtual workshop in Malawi.  It was a privilege and a valuable learning experience to introduced a group of Mawali female miners to the healing crystal industry.

After the workshop I attempted to buy some gems.  Rather than starting with the miners in Malawi, we decided to experiment by setting up a supply chain for Amethyst from a female miner in Zambia.  It was an experiment for everyone and a complete failure. C’est le vie.

In 2022, we met up again at a conference for responsibly sourced jewelry.  During the lunch hour I was in the buffet line and the food was unfamiliar to the African woman next to me.  We began to chat and when I saw her sit down at a table alone, I asked if I could join her.  During our meal, I complimented her Amethyst bracelets and she said she mined them.  I stared at her for a moment and then asked if she was the miner that I had tried to do business with the year before.  She was the miner.  I asked if she could supply bracelets just like the ones she was wearing.  She could and would be happy to do so.  We promised to do business.  It started well, but once again, various problems emerged and it was a failure.  C’est le vie.

In 2023, we returned to the conference.  She was the first person I saw and we started to laugh.  We swore that before the conference ended, we would make a business deal happen.  We were successful in the sense that we agreed upon an order and I transferred funds.  New problems emerged.  In the spring of 2024, we are still working through them.  I don’t have most of my bracelets yet, but I will have them soon.  In the meantime, I’m delighted to share tumbled Amethyst from her mine.

This is how real life works sometimes.  Building responsible miner-to-market supply chains is not quick or easy.  But I believe it is worth it.

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Women miners face the same workplace dangers as male miners, but have many additional challenges.  The mining industry has some of the highest rates of sexual harassment as well as one of the largest gender pay gaps.  In many countries there are superstitions that it is “bad luck” for women to work underground.

Nevertheless, women continue to mine.  In some rural areas, mining may even be the most profitable way for women to earn an income to support themselves and their families.  All of our women-mined crystals come from sources that focus on safety and economic empowerment. Learn more

Almandine Garnet Healing, Mineralogy, and History

Published July 2014  •  Updated February 2024  •  Read Time: 7 minutes
Almandine Garnet is the most common variety of Garnet and the birthstone for the month of January.  While other varieties come in a range of colors, Almandine are always a deep red or reddish-purple color, that is typically much darker than Ruby and other red jewels.  Garnet’s name is from the Latin word for seed, a reference to pomegranate because garnets are often found clustered together just like pomegranate seeds. Almandine Garnet has a wonderful energy that is both passionate and peaceful, a curious balance that can teach us a unique kind of freedom.  It invites us to follow our heart’s desires, while also be practical and pragmatic. […]

Tumbled Almandine Garnet

What You’ll Receive: 1 Stone - 100% natural Almandine Garnet

Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal. If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.

Polishing Method: Drum polished. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.

Taking Care of Your Healing Crystals

  • Crystals Sturdy For Pocket

    This stone is sturdy enough to be carried daily.

  • Crystals Keep In Shade

    Keep it in the shade to protect its colour.

  • Crystals Safe In Elixir

    This stone is safe to use in direct-infusion elixirs.

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