- a mineral, magnesium-aluminum garnet, Mg3Al2Si3O12, occurring in crystals of varying shades of red, and frequently used as a gem.
Origin of pyrope
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The home of the pyrope, however, is and has been for many centuries, Bohemia.
If magnesium takes the place of calcium, then pyrope is formed.
It seems related to both almandine and pyrope, and shows the absorption-spectrum of almandine.
The species of garnet crystal known as Pyrope, when cut in the shape of a tallow drop, is called a carbuncle.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
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These had a composition between almandite and pyrope, that is, they had both magnesium and iron with aluminum and silica.A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public
Frank Bertram Wade
- a deep yellowish-red garnet that consists of magnesium aluminium silicate and is used as a gemstone. Formula: Mg 3 Al 2 (SiO 4) 3
C14 (used loosely of a red gem; modern sense C19): from Old French pirope, from Latin pyrōpus bronze, from Greek purōpus fiery-eyed, from pur fire + ōps eye
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