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Matched Pair From Arizona Anthill Garnet Average .60ctw 4.5mm Round

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Matched Pair From Arizona Anthill Garnet Average .60ctw 4.5mm 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
Collection:
American Splendor Collection
Primary Stone / Pyrope
Gemstone:
Pyrope
Gemstone Family:
Garnet
Gemstone Count:
2
Carat Weight:
0.60
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:
4.5 mm
Dimension Length:
4.00
Dimension Measurement:
mm
Dimension Width:
4.00

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Anthill garnetDue to the cost, I could only afford these very small anthill garnets to make a pair of earrings with and because they were so small, I set them right away in the castings I purchased for them. Now I can wear them anytime I like. February 23, 2012

Age: 60-69

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

Gender: Female

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