Rhodolite Garnet

Rhodolite rhododendrons

Discovered in North Carolina in 1882, rhodolite was named by gem expert George Kunz (1856-1932) after its resemblance to a mountain rhododendron that grows in North Carolina.
More specifically, rhodolite is derived from the Greek “rhodo”, which means rose and “lithos” for stone.
But rhodolite has been known since Antiquity, because there are many jewels adorned with rhodolite among the Egyptians.
Kunz described Rhodolite as “a pale rose-red verging on violet like that of certain roses and rhododendrons”.

Rhodolite fine stone

This fine stone from the large garnet family is a natural mixture of pyrope and almandine garnet with a purplish red color.
Fine stone rhodolite garnet has a very pretty color, from pinkish to purple, much sought after by garnet enthusiasts and collectors.
This gem would symbolize in religious texts, light, truth and fidelity.
The deposits are found in Brazil, India, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania, Sri Lanka.
The gemstone rhodolite garnet remains relatively rare, it is a gem with a flamboyant and vivacious shine that naturally finds its place in jewelery and jewelery for the creation of superb jewellery.