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Garnet stone in the ancient Greek mythology

Garnet is one of the 12 important gemstones, there is a beautiful story about garnet stone in the ancient Greek mythology.

People all know Penelope is the faithful wife of Odysseus, who keeps her suitors at bay in his long absence and is eventually reunited with him.

Odysseus is the king of Ithaca, his wife Penelope gave him a new baby son Telemachus just before he was called to fight in the Trojan War. Before leaving, he gave Penelope a garnet stone, ask her to keep the stone and always remember him. After that it is 10 years Trojan War, there was bad news for the Greeks always come; when the war ended, many other Greek heroes come back home but Odysseus was not. As time went, people say Odysseus was dead already and all others trust it is true. Penelope suddenly changed to be a young, beautiful and rich widow, many men were after her. But Penelope always loved Odysseus; the garnet Odysseus gave her brings her self-confidence, the garnet’s red color made her think of Odysseus’s superhuman strength and courage, like lover’s blood. The long time wait didn’t make her come decadent and aging, she was still beautiful and graceful. She always believes Odysseus still alive and will be back to her. After 20 years leaving, Odysseus finally back, and brought huge wealth.

Since then, garnet stone was recognized as representative of faithful love; people also believe garnet stone can maintain honor, enhance healthy and keep women young and beautiful.

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The home of the garnet

Pyrope mainly distributed in the ultrabasic rock and its residual slope wash placer, large gem grade pyrope is rare. The former Soviet union, Norway, Czech and China jiangsu have output. Magnesium iron garnet is mainly produced in the United States and Tanzania. Rhodolite comes from the Angle of mica schist and gneiss and other metamorphic rocks and sands, origin countries such as Sri Lanka, Brazil, Madagascar, India and so on. Grossular is the product of skarn, but also found in serpentinite and gabbro alteration, for instance, green grossular was found in Kenya, Pakistan, the former Soviet Union and China. Hessonite produced in Sri Lanka, spessartine produced in pegmatite but also found in some metamorphic rocks, high Gem grade spessartine comes from Burma, Sri Lanka, Brazil and other countries. Andradite is the product of schist and metamorphosed limestone, brown and green; green garnet and topazolite is produced in the serpentine. Dark garnet is produced in the alkaline igneous rock, there are output in former Soviet Union and Congo. Uvarovite were found in the former Soviet union and the United States.

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