1.62ctw Baguette Red Madagascar Garnet Pair 8.5x3.5mm

Description:

This is a pair of beautiful orangey-red baguette cut garnet. These stones were mined in Madagascar. Their combined weight is 1.62ct. Their size is 8.5x3.5mm. They would make great earrings or fine piece of jewelry. 

Pyrope is a gemstone that is part of the garnet family. Pyrope garnet colors range from dark reddish orange to purplish red.  Pyrope has been a desirable gemstone for centuries and was popular with the Greeks and Romans. Pyrope has recently become more difficult to source and fine pyrope is rarely available in sizes larger than 3ct. Like other garnets, pyrope is a US birthstone for January.

Sources:

Pyrope historically has been found in Europe, however, today  is most often found in the United States, South Africa, and sometimes Madagascar.

Hardness:

Pyrope will measure 7 - 7.5 on the Mohs hardness scale.

Refractive Index:

Pyrope garnets have a refractive index of 1.720 - 1.756.

Care and Cleaning:

It is recommended to clean your pyrope with warm, soapy water. Ultrasonic cleaning is usually safe, however, you should never steam clean a pyrope, as all garnet is susceptible to thermal shock (a rapid change of temperature).

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