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Arizona Anthill Garnet Average 1.25ct 8x6mm Oval

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Rating: 3.0/5 based on 2 reviews.

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Arizona Anthill Garnet Average 1.25ct 8x6mm Oval. 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:
1.25
Gemstone Shape:
Oval
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:
8x6 mm
Dimension Length:
8.00
Dimension Measurement:
mm
Dimension Width:
6.00

Customer Reviews

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Scratched on top, and big chip on edgeHow disappointing to see a huge scratch on top and chip on edge. It looks like someone tried to use a snap on setting and really messed up this beautiful gem. This is the second time I will be sending a stone back because it is obviously chipped. Where is the quality control? January 09, 2012

Age: 50-59

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

Gender: Female

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"WOW"This gemstone has perfect color and sparkle! The story of how these garnets are "mined" by the ants is incredible. The stone I received weighed in at 1.75. Considering purchasing a second one! May 09, 2011

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