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Natural Rhodolite
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There are 272 Rhodolite(s) available at Multicolour.com


Rhodolite garnet is the name applied to a mixture of pyrope and almandite. Rhodolite tends to be lighter in color than most other kinds of red garnets. It can be easily confused with rubies because of the similarity in color.


Known Facts
Color Key: red, purple-red
Refractive Index: 1.75 - 1.77
Chemical Composition: Al2(SiO4)3
Hardness: 7.25
Density: 3.74 - 3.94
Crystal Group: Cubic
Ocurrence: Brazil, East Africa, Ceylon, India, Madagascar, Zimbabwe

Rhodolite garnets should be differentiated from its darker cousins red-like almandine and pyrope. The mixture of red and violet in rhodolites is highly desirable and popular. Purple or purple-red is the most expensive and sought color for rhodolite and large clean transparent stones are uncommon and valuable.


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Rhodolite Stats/
Popularity Index: 127121104hits
Total Items: 272items
Total Weight: CTS 28025.97
Cheapest: USD 0.70
Most Expensive: USD 2109.60
Largest: CTS 31.32
Smallest: CTS 0.10
Last Added: 10/20/17 08:57:01

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