Black Andradite Garnet Rhombic Decahedron
Black garnets are also called Melanites. Andradite is one of the rarest garnet varieties. The black color is due to titanium (which is known for its durability and resistance). This clicks into the properties of this gemstone, as it is connected to self-empowerment, psychic protection and emotional strength.
Andradite Garnet is dynamic and flexible, stimulating creativity and attracting into your relationships what you most need for your personal development. Most notably, this mineral works to stabilize and enhance the male qualities of strength, stamina and courage. Melanite is glossy, black Andradite; relatively rare. Melanite is a powerful grounding stone, connecting one’s Life Force with the fiery core of the Earth, and accessing an almost infinite supply of energy for creative work. It is a crystal of sincerity and self-discovery, making one more receptive to conscience and strengthening resistance in disputes. It dispels anger, envy, jealousy and mistrust.
Chakras: Root Chakra
Elements: Earth and Water
Mohs Hardness: 7