Sunday, July 26, 2015

Red Garnets from ant hills are Sacred Gems

Ant Hill Red Garnets are a Sacred stone to Native Americans.
Ant Hill Red Garnets from your Friendly JewelerWe work 24/7/365 dragging them red garnets for Larry!

Ant Hill Garnets are found on and around the margins of ant hills. The ants encounter the garnets while excavating their underground passages. The ants haul the stones to the surface and discard them. The rain washes the garnets clean and moves them down the flank of the ant hill, where they can accumulate and be discovered.

Native Americans discovered them long ago and marveled at their color and beauty. They regarded them as sacred and special. Sometimes they sewed them into ceremonial rattles or gave them as tokens of appreciation or added them to their medicine bag as a gift from Mother Earth.

Ant Hill Garnets have a deep red color and are beautiful as well as special added to pieces of jewelry. Especially for the Native American Indians.

We have a rare few uncut and fully Natural Ant Hill Garnets that we have polished and are ready to add as is to a custom piece of jewelry for our customers who believe they are Sacred and Special. Or for one's medicine bag if desired. Ours come from Arizona! And we design some fine finished jewelry with hand cut Ant Hill Gemstones.

Ant Hill Red Garnet Gem Basic Information
Structure: Cubic
Hardness: 7.25
Specific Gravity: 3.8
Refractive index: 1.72
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Larry says:

Think of them like this?
First the ants must find one in their way?
Second they must move it out of the nest?
Third it must rain to wash the stones down the hills?
Fourth someone must hand collect them?
Fifth they must be washed and polished?
Sixth is the large ones chosen to be hand cut into gem stones?
Seventh: Those cut gemstones are then added to fine jewelry.
All this costs time, energy and money! Except for the ants.
We have a limited amount of finished Ant Hill Red Garnet fine jewelry at this time.
The largest known cut and finished Ant Hill Red Garnet gemstone from Arizona is about 1.02 carats. And came from Garnet Ridge, near Dinnehotso, Apache County, Arizona. This finished stone is a 7.6 x 5.7 millimeter oval, weighing 1.02 carats. Ant hill garnets larger than one carat are unusual in a finished cut gemstone. It takes a larger ruff stone to cut it into a gemstone quality for jewelry. Our note is about "Finished Cut Gems" only for size known reference for our readers.
Ant Hill Red Garnets from Family Jewels