Mohs Hardness: 6.5 to 7.5 out of 10
Color: Medium to dark reddish orange, red through slightly purplish red to pale pink
RI: 1.730 to just over 1.750
SR/DR/AGG: SR, often with ADR
Clarity Type: Type II
Spectrum: Chrome Pyrope: Band at 505nm plus broad absorption at 520 through 620nm. Possibly fine lines in the red at 685 & 687nm. Cutoff around 490nm. Non-Chrome Pyrope: Only the 505nm band and a cutoff at 490nm.
SG: 3.78 (+0.09 / - 0.16)