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min data

Mineral: garnet
Gem: pyrope
Size: 6.5 mm
Carat: 1.4 ct
Cut: tetrazag
Origin: cut by author
General Info: The name almandine comes from the Anotolian city of Alabanda; the name Andradite comes from the Brazilian mineralogist J.B. d'Andrada; the name Grossular comes from the Greek "grossularia", "meaning gooseberry"; the name Pyrope comes from the Greek "pyropos", meaning "fire-eyed" for its red color; the name Spessartite comes from Spessart mining district in Bavaria; and the name Uvarovite comes from the Russian noble man, Count Sergei Uvarov. The garnets make up two solid solution series; 1) pyrope-almandine-spessarite and 2) uvarovite-grossularite-andradite. The majority of garnet goes into the manufacture of sand-paper.
Additional Information
This cut is called a “tetrazag” and was taken from the pamphlet “Trophy Wining Facet Cuts” by Afton Giaomini. Cut by author using a modified pavaillion. Note the table is not square with the edges of the stone.