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Arizona Anthill Garnet Average .40ct 6x4mm Pear Shape

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Arizona Anthill Garnet Average .40ct 6x4mm Pear Shape. Gemstone Mined In The United States And Cut In China.

Pyrope garnet, long known for its saturated red color, is found in various world locations. But a very special variety is homegrown in the USA-Anthill Garnet. But how does such a beautiful gem get such a strange-sounding name? Found primarily in the four corners area of Arizona, which meets with southwest Colorado, northwest New Mexico and southeast Utah. These small Garnets are called Anthill Garnets because they are mined by ants. It is the ants that do the excavation work when digging or remodeling their anthills! Pyrope Garnet, including Anthill Garnet, is generally a purer red than other Garnet varieties. It's easy to see how they could be confused for Ruby with their fiery red color. The name Pyrope is derived from "pyropos" meaning fire-like or fiery-eyed. Never mined commercially due to limited supply, AntHill Garnet is collected by locals after occasional rainstorms. Fiery in color, Anthill Garnets are an extraordinary American Gem!

Product Information
Product Type:
Single Stone
Product Group:
Gemstones
Brand:
Anthill Garnet
Collection:
American Splendor Collection
Primary Stone / Pyrope
Gemstone:
Pyrope
Gemstone Family:
Garnet
Gemstone Count:
1
Carat Weight:
0.40
Gemstone Shape:
Pear
Cut:
Mixed Cuts
Primary Color:
red
Color:
Red
Treatment:
No Known Treatment
Country of Origin:
United States
Gemstone Region:
Arizona
Composition:
Natural
Dimension Type:
Calibrated
Dimensions:
6x4 mm
Dimension Length:
6.00
Dimension Measurement:
mm
Dimension Width:
4.00

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Perfectly cool!I bought this stone to replace a synthetic stone in a "halo" type setting that I chose as an engagement ring. We originally considered buying a ruby, but after becoming intrigued by the story of anthill garnet, we decided to order this instead! And we are so glad we did! So much more beautiful than ANY ruby we could have afforded, and the fact that ants mined it is just too cool. The color of the stone in indirect light is a dark, dark burgundy red, which looks gorgeous next to the champagne diamond halo in my ring. And then when light directly hits the facets, it flashes the most beautiful cherry red EVER. I love it! Thanks JTV! Dream come true! July 04, 2012

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