TODAY'S BEST VALUE
G1403

Arizona Anthill Garnet Average .50ct 6x4mm Fancy Cut Barrel Shape Roll Top Cut

JTV Price: $39.99

Quantity:
‡: This requires custom sizing and may take longer to ship.
What's This?
Rating: 4.3/5 based on 3 reviews.

Product Description

Arizona Anthill Garnet Average .50ct 6x4mm Fancy Cut Barrel Shape, Roll Top Cut. 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
Primary Stone / Pyrope
Gemstone:
Pyrope
Gemstone Family:
Garnet
Gemstone Count:
1
Carat Weight:
0.50
Gemstone Shape:
Barrel
Cut:
Roll Top
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

Customer Reviews

Review This Product
FairMy stone is over dark and does not have that famous ant hill garnet fire that its known for like it should. I realize JTV says its hard to get these stones but I have to agree with another poster this stone is to small for the cost. I will be returning this stone in hopes to get one that has that hot coal look, like ant hill garnet should have. I will say mine is cut to perfection. I have added a photo to let the stone speak for itself. April 11, 2011

Purchased as a gift: No, it is not a gift.

Value:


Quality:

anthill garnetBeautiful stones. Way too small for the price. September 10, 2010

Purchased as a gift: No, it is not a gift.

Value:


Quality:

Amazing color!Found this too late to get a bigger size ~ otherwise it is perfect ! 50 CtW ~ 6X4 is not big enough to appreciate how beautiful it truely is. September 06, 2010

Purchased as a gift: No, it is not a gift.

Value:


Quality:

Review This Product
May We Recommend
  • Jtv Preferred Account
  • Bill Me Later
  • Acceptance Mark
special offers
Receive promotional emails with special offers and discounts!
JTV on Google+
Checkout
0 Item(s)
My Wish List
Close
Item
Description
Qty.
Price


Estimated Order Total:
0
Total Due Today:
0
Close
Item
Description
Qty.
Price


Page of 1
Find us on Google+