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Natural Rhodolite

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.


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Our Rhodolite(s) are available in various shapes, sizes and colors. 272 Rhodolite(s), too many to look through? You may select any combination of search options. Colors grade into each other and you can search for more than one color at once. For a better selection, try selecting two or three colors, -- your first choice plus the two closest colors.

Shape Length (mm) Width (mm)
Category Weight (cts) Price (USD)
Color range
orangy red
red-purple or purple-red
reddish orange
strongly purplish red
violetish blue
slightly purplish red
purple
red
reddish purple





Rhodolite Profile

Color information: 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
Sign of the Zodiac: N/A
Month of the year: N/A
Rhodolite Rhodolite
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 Single
Rhodolite Single Pear Eye clean
Size: 15.90 X 11.90 MM
Weight: 11.720 CTS
Shape: Pear
Clarity: Eye clean
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Rhodolite Calibrated
Rhodolite Calibrated Round Translucent
Size: 4.00 X 4.00 MM
Weight: 0.350 CTS
Shape: Round
Clarity: Translucent
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