Pyrope Garnet Pyrope garnet is the most famous of the red garnets. Its dark, blood red color is distinct and attractive, often resembling the color of ruby. This gem is often found inclusion free. The amazing brilliance of pyrope garnets is caused by its high refraction of light. Pyrope is sometimes referred to as Bohemian Garnet from its historical source in former Czechoslovakia. Pyrope was the European fashion stone of the 18th and 19th centuries. The hardness of 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale explains why these gemstones are so excellent to wear. Pyrope is quite sturdy and resistant to everyday wear and tear, and uncomplicated to work into jewelry. Due to its hardness and composition pyrope garnet comes in a variety of cuts and shapes. The deep red stone looks superb in gold settings. Large carat sizes are available at attractive prices. In ancient times it was believed that garnets illuminated the night and prevented the wearer from evil.
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