Black Andradite Garnets are also called Melanites. Andradite is one of the rarest garnet varieties. The black color is due to titanium. This is an extremely grounding and protecting stone. It activates the etheric field creating a protective shield, particularly useful for blocking electromagnetic radiation.This is a powerful stone to connect you with your own power, that energy held in the depths of your being, a power that you may not yet have fully realized or utilized. It stimulates you to feel more positive about life, it is connected to self-empowerment, psychic protection and emotional strength.