The rarest and most valuable truly Blood Red Garnets in the world. Hand collected on remote Reservation lands in Arizona these gems are recovered exclusively by Members of Native Nations. Chrome Pyrope Garnet known as "Arizona Ruby" displays intense deep red hues similar to the finest Asian Rubies with a high Refractive Index due to to Chromium. Volcanic pipes deep trough the Earth's crust carried these richly colored gems to the surface, scattered throughout the sands of the Southwest. As gifts of the creator to this land, the brilliance and deep red color found within these stones is unmatched the world over. Traditionally the garnets are used in various medicinal ways because of hardness they are also placed inside gourds used at dances and sings. Garnet the January birthstone is said to give the bearer guidance in the night, vision.
Moh's hardness: 7
Composition: Mg3 Al2 Si3 O12
Available in calibrated shapes and sizes 1mm up to 1.5 carats. Contact us for more details on suppliers and recommended dealers.
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