This is a Garnet Bracelet with Shungite and Pyrite focal beads. It is finished with a sterling silver lobster claw. The gemstone beads are 6mm round and the bracelet measures 7.5" including the clasp.
A January birthstone and if you are interested in knowing a bit more about Garnet here's a little info. Garnet is found the world over, and though commonly known to be red, it is in fact found in a variety of colors. Garnet is a crystal of health, passion and energy. It ensures that energy is flowing smoothly throughout your body, dissolving any energy blockages. It also helps you feel grounded, secure, and safe. It aids circulation and all blood related issues. Associated with the First Chakra, it is a stone of physical love and relationships, and a spiritual stone of psychic protection. Legends and folklore place garnet among the most ancient of talismans. Not only was it prized as an ornamental jewel, but its strong curative powers and protective energies made it invaluable. Garnets were used in the former Czechoslovakia as far back as the Bronze Age, and in Egypt more than five thousand years ago. They were used in Sumeria around 2100 B.C. and in Sweden between 1000 and 2000 B.C. They were also popular in ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. According to the Talmud, the only light on Noah's ark was provided by a large Garnet. In Europe during the Middle Ages, Garnet was used to enhance truth, faith and constancy, and to dispel melancholy. [Simmons, 165-166] As a Warrior's Stone, Garnet served as a talisman in the Crusades for both the Christians and their Muslim enemies. [Megemont, 87]
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