“Anthill Garnets” The gems mined by tiny Ants

“Anthill garnet” Red pyrope garnet Found in arizona, pyrope is a mineral of the garnet family, found from several localities around the world, but hey why the ones from arizona are called Anthill garnets?, they are called anthill garnets because of their Unexpected/Unusual origin, their origin is unusual becuase these Red Gems are mined by […]

Grandidierite a Rare Gem Found in Madagascar

Grandidierite is a rare gemstone Discovered by French Naturalist explorer Alferd grandidier in southern Madagascar in 1902, the gemstone was named in honor of him, he studied the natural history and geography of Madagascar, Visited the island several times.   The early acquisition of the crystals were not much of Facet grade material but still […]