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Heirloom Garnet Pendant Necklace
Item #45861
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This festive Heirloom Garnet Pendant Necklace wows year round. Centered with a faceted, bezel-set garnet pendant, the double gold-filled chains are stationed with dainty garnets. Made in the U.S.A. Natural variations will occur.
This dramatic Heirloom Garnet Pendant Necklace reflects the many gemstones curated by our National Gem and Mineral Collection at our National Museum of Natural History. One of the greatest collections of its kind, its over 375,000 individual specimens include a regal antique hair comb exquisitely jeweled with pyrope garnets.
Most often reddish in color, garnets (rock-forming minerals with a crystal structure) are actually a family of 15 distinct minerals in colors of every shade with the exception of blue. Five are commonly used as gemstones. The most popular garnets are pyrope (usually dark red) and rhodolite (raspberry red or purplish-red). Garnet is the official birthstone for January.

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