For over 600 years, the so-called ‘Bohemian Garnets’ from the Czech Republic amass the bulk of pyropes used in jewellery. During the Victorian Era, these garnets were especially coveted. Pyrope garnets were typically rose-cut in various shapes and fitted together to completely blanket the piece.
Bohemian Pyrope Garnet Cluster Brooch, c. Mid-19th Century.
Gemological Information for Pyrope
|Color:||Red to Purplish-Red (Allochromatic so in Theory Pyrope is Colorless when Pure. It is Colored by Trace Amounts of Iron and/or Chromium)|
|Treatments:||Usually not Treated|
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|Warm Soapy Water:||Safe|