Published September 2014  •  Updated February 2024 •  Read Time: 6 minutes
Uvarovite Garnet is the rarest variety of Garnet.  While most people think of a dark red jewel when they imagine garnet, Uvarovites are actually a dark green.  They typically grow much smaller than other garnets, and may just be tiny dots on matrix of Diopside or Serpentine.  They are one of the best healing stones for manifesting financial prosperity.  They are particularly good for entrepreneurs who are solely responsible for creating their own income.  Uvarovite Garnets help us to be self-motivated and independent, able to endure the uncertainty and the crazy roller coaster ride that is part of owning a business.

Uvarovite Garnet

Uvarovite Garnet Meaning

Spiritual Healing Properties

Uvarovite Garnet teaches us how to be self-sufficient in all areas of our life. It can be used to help us become more successful in our careers and financial life, but also in our emotional and spiritual life. It helps us to see our own strengths and gifts clearly, and to actively cultivate them. It encourages us to be independent, while also being generous and compassionate towards others. If we are blessed with abundance, Uvarovite Garnet helps us to share that goodness with others in ways that feel good to both parties. It reminds us that both giving and receiving are privileges. Uvarovite Garnet is also a great stone for cultivating an interest in our community. In particular, it asks us to consider what we can do to help others, rather than what others can do for us.

Metaphysical Properties Uvarovite Garnet
Chakra Root and Heart
Element Earth
Numerology 7
Zodiac Taurus and Aquarius

Emotional Healing Properties

Uvarovite Garnet helps us to stand independently and take care of our own needs. It teaches us how to enjoy our own company and how to be alone without becoming lonely. Uvarovite Garnet can also help us to cultivate interdependent relationships, where each person gives and receives in equal measure. This is very different from dependent relationships where a person’s entire emotional health is wrapped up in another person. Uvarovite Garnet reveals that true love requires us to first love and care for ourselves, and from that place of strength and security, to love others passionately and generously.

Mental Healing Properties

Uvarovite Garnet encourages us to have good “mental hygiene,” and to only entertain and give energy to those thoughts and beliefs which serve us well. Uvarovite Garnet helps us to let go of shame, regret, jealousy, anger, and other negative emotions if they hold us back. Uvarovite Garnet can assist us in developing a peaceful mind and an unshakable belief in our own ability to create a happy life for ourselves. It is particularly good for processing fears related to poverty. It is a fantastic talisman for business owners, especially during the early years of business when finances may be less predictable. It encourages us to actively attend to our money, rather than avoiding bookkeeping. Is is highly recommended for anyone who needs to re-wire their beliefs and actions around money and prosperity.

Physical Healing Properties

Uvarovite Garnet is a great comfort when we are faced with major physical problems. If we feel isolated or bogged down emotionally because of a diagnosis, Uvarovite Garnet helps us to remember that while it may be a new problem for us, other people have dealt with it before and may be able to help us too. Uvarovite Garnet encourages us to acknowledge what is already happening and immediately shift our attention to solving the problem as best we can. This may mean getting support from doctors and specialists. It may also mean getting support from our loved ones or making changes to our lifestyle. Uvarovite Garnet calmly reminds us that arguing with reality only wastes time that could be better spent taking action. Uvarovite Garnet is a particularly good talisman when we are battling leukimia or heart disease as well as for serious conditions affection the kidneys, bladder and other parts of the elimination system.

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Uvarovite Garnet Mineralogy

Where does Uvarovite Garnet come from?

Garnets are found worldwide.  Notable Uvarovite Garnet deposits are found in Finland, India, Russia, and the United States.

Mining and Treatments

Garnets may be mined in open pits or in secondary alluvial deposits. They are occasionally found as inclusions in Diamonds. Garnets are mined for use as abrasives as well as for fine gemstones.

Lab-created Garnets exist and are occasionally used in fine jewelry. But the majority of Garnets are natural, enhanced only by cutting and polishing.

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Mineral Family

The Garnet Family is a group of 15 silicate minerals.  Silicates are minerals which contain the elements Silicon (a light gray shiny metal) and Oxygen (a colorless gas). Together, these two elements form a tetrahedron – a shape similar to a pyramid – with a Silicon atom in the center and Oxygen atoms at each of the four corners. These tetrahedra connect with other chemical structures, in six different ways, to form various minerals and rocks. There are six main groups of Silicate minerals, and these main groups are further subdivided into secondary subdivisions, such as Quartz and Garnet.

Uvarovite Garnet’s energy works well with its family – other garnets.  Try it in combination with Almandine, Andradite, GrossularPyrope, and Spessartine.

Uvarovite Garnet Formation and Crystal Associates

Garnets can be formed in igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks.  Uvarovite is the rarest form of Garnet and forms only in chromite-bearing metamorphic rocks. Most of the time, when people think of garnet, they are imagining a dark red Almandine Garnet.  Uvarovites are always green.  They can sometimes be confused with Grossular which is often green.  In general, Uvarovite tend to be a very dark green, while Grossular are usually a lighter green.

Uvarovite Garnet’s energy works well with its “friends” – crystal associates formed in the same geological environment.  Try it in combination with Diopside, Kammerite, and Serpentine.

Mineralogy Uvarovite Garnet
Chemical Formula Ca3Cr2(SiO4)3
Cleavage None
Color Green
Crystal System Cubic
Form/Habit Dodecahedral, trapezohedral
Fracture Conchoidal, brittle
Hardness – Mohs Scale 6.5-7.5
Luminescence None
Luster Vitreous
Mineral Family Garnet Group
Specific Gravity 3.6-4.3
Streak White
Transparency Transparent to opaque

History of Uvarovite Garnet

Garnet has one of the oldest and most detailed historical traditions of any healing stone. It is included in virtually every known lapidary, texts which describe gemstones and their powers. Originally, the term “Garnet” was only used for the reddish varieties, Almandine and Pyrope and did not include orange and green Garnets.  For most of history, Red Garnets, Rubies, and other glowing red stones such as Spinal and Tourmaline were thought to belong to the same mineral family, called “Carbuncle” – a name which means “little spark.” It wasn’t until the 19th century that these stones were correctly divided into separate mineral families.

The name Garnet comes from the Latin words granum or granitus, meaning grain or seeds. These words in turn have an even older origin, coming from the Phonecian punica granatum, meaning “pomegranate seeds.” The reference refers to more than just the glowing red color and common shape of Almandine and Pyrope Garnets. Interestingly, when found in matrix, Garnets often cluster much like pomegranate seeds do.

Uvarovite Garnets are the rarest form of garnet and are always a dark green color.  It was first found in Russia in 1832 and was named after Count Sergei Semenovitch Uvarvo (1765-1855).  The count was the Deputy Minister of Education and a mineral collector.  Under his guidance, academic standards improved, the noble class had increased access to education and Russian scientists were sent abroad to mingle with the larger scientific community.  Unfortunately, the lower classes were prevented from getting an education, because “foreign ideas” such as freedom of thought and individualism were seen as a direct threat to the Russian Orthodox Church.

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