Natural Rhodolite Garnet
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Rhodolite has quickly grown into a standard jewelry gemstone. It has an attractive color, and is often very clean being without any flaws and inclusions
COLOR: Natural Rhodolite Garnet describes a rose-red form of Garnet that has a lighter tone and more purplish color than typical Garnet gemstones. It is usually an intermediary variety between the Pyrope and Almandine series, usually containing more magnesium than iron in its chemical structure, thus leaning closer towards Pyrope. It is often regarded as a variety of Pyrope
ORIGIN: Tanzania, Mozambique, Sri Lanka, Brazil, and the U.S
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION: (Mg,Fe)3Al2Si3O12
CUT: Round, Oval, Pear, Square, Emerald, Marquise, Trillion, Heart, Baguette
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 3.9 – 4.3
REFRACTIVE INDEX: 1.770 – 1.820
HARDNESS: 7 – 7.5
FORMATION: One or more of the many garnet species is found in almost every igneous or metamorphic rock type. They may be scattered in submicroscopic grains widely separated within the rock, or they may be a major constituent. Garnet is particularly common in certain kinds of schist in contact zones between various types of rock and later igneous intrusions; e.g., in crystalline limestones and other metamorphosed sediments, and in both volcanic and intrusive igneous rocks. When impure limestones are metamorphosed, either by intrusion of igneous material or by general folding and other metamorphic activity, one of the constituents in the altered rock is almost sure to be grossularite.
BIRTHSTONE: Natural Rhodolite Garnet is the traditional birthstone for January.
UNUSUAL PROPERTIES: Rhodolite has quickly grown into a standard jewellery gemstone. It has an attractive color, and is often very clean being without any flaws and inclusions. Rhodolite Garnet is a crystal of inspiration and emotional healing. It encourages love, kindness and compassion, and promotes self-worth and spiritual growth. It is especially helpful in recovery of sexual abuse, guilt or shame. It aids in the treatment of heart and lung disorders, and enhances metabolism and healthy sexuality.
TREATMENT: Garnet gemstones, including Rhodolite, are not enhanced, and their colors are always natural.
USAGE: Rhodolite is used in all forms of jewellery, especially rings, earrings, and pendants. It is also polished into cabochons and beads for use in bracelets and necklaces, and may be tumbled into smooth irregular stones for jewellery.
WHAT WE SUPPLY: Best quality Natural Rhodolite Garnet in above mentioned Cut in different sizes.