Hear the word "garnet," and what invariably comes to mind is the image of the deep red pyrope garnets belonging to the pyralspites family. Pyrope comes from the Greek words pyr and ops, meaning "fire eye." The rich reds are both affordable and beautiful, perfect for not only gemstone collections, but jewelry as well.
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Anthill Garnet. Chrome Pyrope, Bohemian Garnet (Not Recommended)
Countries of Origin
Myanmar; Angola; Kazakhstan; Portugal; Solomon Islands; Austria; Mongolia; Mozambique; Korea (the Republic of); Unknown; Brazil; Lesotho; Colombia; Argentina; Hungary; Japan; Ukraine; Ghana; Zambia; India; New Zealand; Canada; Finland; Italy; South Africa; Antarctica; Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of); Germany; Tanzania, United Republic Of; Russian Federation; Viet Nam; Czechia; United States of America; Madagascar; Thailand; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; China; Poland; Slovakia; France; Jordan; Sri Lanka; Kenya; Switzerland; Mauritania; Norway; Botswana; Denmark; Dominican Republic; Zimbabwe; Israel; Australia
Anthill or Chrome Garnet
Anthill or Chrome Garnet comes from the four corners area of Arizona in a remote section of the Navajo Nation. When ants build their colonies, they bring up garnets to the surface and this is how they get their name anthill garnet. In the 1800’s the Navajos used water-worn and rounded anthill garnets as bullets.