What birthstone is Rhodolite?
Keeping this in view, is rhodolite a natural stone?
Rhodolite. Rhodolite is a varietal name for rose-pink to red mineral pyrope, a species in the garnet group. It was first described from Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina. This coloration, and the commonly inclusion-free nature of garnet from this locality, has led to rhodolite being used as a gemstone.
Secondly, what is the difference between a garnet and a rhodolite? Rhodolite 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.
Accordingly, is Rhodolite Garnet rare?
Rhodolite garnet is a mixture of almandine and pyrope garnet that is valued for its purplish-red or raspberry color. Rhodolite is the least expensive of the rarer garnets and high quality specimens can be found for around $150 to $350 per carat.
What color is Rhodolite gemstone?