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Matched Pair From Arizona Anthill Garnet Average .50ctw 4mm Round

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Rating: 4.0/5 based on 2 reviews.

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Matched Pair From Arizona Anthill Garnet Average .50ctw 4mm Round.

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:
Matched Set
Product Group:
Gemstones
Brand:
Anthill Garnet
Primary Stone / Pyrope
Gemstone:
Pyrope
Gemstone Family:
Garnet
Gemstone Count:
2
Carat Weight:
0.50
Gemstone Shape:
Round
Cut:
Brilliant
Primary Color:
red
Color:
Red
Treatment:
No Known Treatment
Country of Origin:
United States
Gemstone Region:
Arizona
Composition:
Natural
Dimension Type:
Calibrated
Dimensions:
4 mm
Dimension Length:
4.00
Dimension Measurement:
mm
Dimension Width:
4.00

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Terrific!I ordered 3 sets of these stones to make a bracelet. For such tiny stones, they have tremendous flash and flair. The color is rich, stones are clear and well cut. These will make a WOW bracelet for sure! October 11, 2011

Age: 60-69

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

Gender: Female

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Hardly "Matched" ... but lovely.If I had bought these to make into earrings, they would be going back and I would be highly disappointed. By no definition of the word do they match. One is a lighter, brighter, crisp, sharp pyrope red, and the other is as deep as some of the Mozambique garnets. Since I bought these to go into a collection, they make an excellent representation of the range of color in Anthill garnets. Giving these a rating or recommendation then is difficult. If you just want to own some pretty Anthills, they're great. If you want a "matched" pair, be prepared to try, try, try again. May 16, 2011

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