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Arizona Anthill Garnet Average .75ct 6mm Round

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Rating: 3.3/5 based on 3 reviews.

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Arizona Anthill Garnet Average .75ct 6mm Round. Gemstone Mined In The United States And Cut In China.



Anthill Garnet

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:
0.75
Gemstone Shape:
Round
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:
6 mm
Dimension Length:
6.00
Dimension Measurement:
mm
Dimension Width:
6.00

Customer Reviews

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Natural Red BeautyThe presenters that I watched convinced me to give anthill garnet a try. It wasn’t hard, I enjoy collecting the more rare and exotic gemstones that I can get my hands on. Anthill garnet is natural in color, a deep red with a slight pink undertone. This stone is not mined. Well, it is… but by ants. The ants dig these stones out of their homes when creating or “remodeling” their anthill! I think the story is really cool, and so will your friends and co-workers when they compliment you on this stone! My stone weighed in at 0.91cts. I will probably be buying a beautiful semi-mount ring here at JTV to put this in. July 11, 2012

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

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Sadly disappointedThese looked so beautiful and full of fire when I was them on tv, but the stone I received was very very dark and had no fire at all. This one will be returned. July 11, 2012

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Rare and Cool!To think some little ant pushed this up out of his home is tres cool! I love stories about stones such as this. Love the fact that it is rare and I have 2 of them. I also enjoy informing friends and family about such things as well. They are small but hey, it would be like me pushing a boulder the size of a house! Great for my collection. May 27, 2010

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

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