1.13 ct. Arizona Chrome Pyrope - The Gem Trader Rare Gems

1.13 ct. Arizona 'Anthill' Garnet

  • Color:  Dark Red
  • Clarity:  Slightly Included
  • Origin:  Garnet Ridge, Near Dinnehotso, Apache Co., Arizona
  • Cut:  Trillion
  • Treatments:  None
  • Measurements:  6.5 mm

A famed American stone, these chrome Pyropes are the so-called Arizona 'anthill' garnets.  A lively and intense red bodycolor that is essentially unmatched by Pyrope garnet from other localities.  These have been mined for many decades and are never very large, so a stone of this size is quite a respectable example.  When seen with a strong transmitted light, this gem has several superb examples of the classic rounded crystalline inclusions - a great treat that is nearly invisible face-up.  Fantastic color and a calibrated size as well.

$125 / carat - $141 total