SKU: C021

Hessonite Garnet

5.21 carats

$300.00

1 in stock

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This hessonite garnet must have cooled fast because it has a lot of tiny bubbles in it. These bubbles add some interest and character to the stone.

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Garnets occur in every color but blue.

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The largest garnet ever found was actually discovered underground in New York City, below Broadway and 7th The size of a bowling ball, this garnet weighs about ten pounds and currently resides in the archives of the American Museum of Natural History.

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The word garnet comes from the Latin word “granatus” for pomegranate.

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Imperial Russian jeweller, Faberge, famously crafted pieces with demantoid garnet.

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A stylish red garnet bead necklace found in a grave in Egypt is more than 5,000 years old.