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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Garnets in Spirit Jars

Noah’s Ark and the light of Garnet
Even Noah, it is reported, used a lantern from Garnet in order to safely steer his Ark through the darkness of the night. Garnets are found in jewelry from ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman eras. Many courageous discoverers and travelers wore Garnets for protection, as they were considered popular talismans and protective stones, because it was believed in those days that Garnets illuminate the night and prevent their wearer from any sort of evil. Today science explained to us that the proverbial luminosity of Garnet is caused by its high refraction of light, but the magic of the original lore is much more interesting!  I use garnet chips in my Spirit Jars and love their warm red coloring.