about Pyrope Garnet
The name Pyrope comes from the Greek pyropos, meaning fiery. Pyrope garnet was the fashion stone of the 18th and 19th centuries, especially by the "Bohemian Garnet". Pyrope Jewelry has been made for over 500 years in Bohemia. Bohemia was the main source for Pyrope garnet in the past. Nowdays there are many other locales where pyrope garnet are found, south Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Madagascar, The United States of America, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Australia. Pyrope Garnet is the magnesium garnet but owes its fiery red color to its iron and chromium content. Pyrope is a hard durable gemstone with a Moh's hardness orf 7 it is a good choice for all forms of jewelry. With all the new sources pyrope garnet is very reasonably priced compared to other species of garnet. Pyrope garnet as with all other garnet species are 100% natural with no know treatments. Garnet is the designated birthstone for January.
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