Almandine variety carbuncle - ROM2019_17541_9


Almandine variety carbuncle

9.31 carat
Object number: ROMESM27350
Not on view
DescriptionGarnets were historically called "carbuncles" and their red colour was associated with inflammation and diseases. Garnets still retain some of the aura of "mystical power" today in popular culture - such as in World of Warcraft where players may use "blood garnets" in the game.
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