Rhodolite is the name used to describe the lovely pinkish, purplish or purple-red garnet which is a mixture of Almandite and Pyrope. This rare garnet shows a wonderful velvety red with a fine purple or raspberry colored undertone. This name was first used in the late nineteenth century to describe the new rhododendron shade of garnet discovered in North Carolina.

Unlike the common red garnets which tend towards a very deep red with a brownish secondary hue, rhodolite is lighter and brighter in color. The best specimens are a rich raspberry that can sometimes resemble the more expensive rubellite tourmaline. Rhodolite Garnets are tough, durable, never enhanced and easily cleaned, rhodolite is ideal for jewelry. Due to its bright transparent clarity, rhodolite is often cut into fantasy shapes.

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1.15ct Rhodolite Garnet – Oval

R499.00
Product Type Natural Rhodolite Garnet
Size (mm) 7.02 Length 5.06 Width 3.83 Depth
Number of Gems 1
Total Weight 1.15ct
Shape / Cut Oval
Colour Raspberry Red
Clarity VS
Origin Tanzania
Hardness 7.0 - 7.5 MOH'S Scale
Crystal Structure Cubic
Enhancement None
Certificate No
Product Code 20220